Richter Scale 7.6

(Malayalam/unreleased/72 mins)  Jeeva KJ

23-May-2019 | 03:00 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Raman Kunju, a traditional Kolam Thullal artist who is past his prime, lives in a ramshackle house with his son Suku. Raman Kunju's seemingly eccentric and restless ways of life makes Suku restrain his father from being his normal self. While Suku is always wanting to move out of this house and the area to pursue his aspirations and love for Usha, Raman is in no mood to align. While recovering from the injuries of a workplace accident under Raman's care and attention, Suku begins to relate to his father's state of mind. He realizes how the ecological imbalance and exploitation of the land around them is influencing not just humans, but all forms of life around them. "Richter Scale 7.6" highlights the intricate ways in which life, value system and even the state of well-being are all tied to the environment and the ecosystem they are part of.

Cast: Asok Kumar Peringode, Murukan Martin

Cinematography: Sujithlal

Editing: Sujith Sahadev

Writer: Rejikumar K

Sound: Sujith Sahadev

Producer: Sajith Kumar CS & Shaji G D

Director Bio: Jeeva made her directional debut in 2016 with Njaval Pazhangal, a powerful short film that portrays how prejudices are forced upon innocent unsuspecting children in the name of ‘norms’ and ‘beliefs’. Jeeva graduated from St.Thomas College ,Pala in communicative English, and is a Post Graduate in Fine Arts . She also specialised in journalism and video production from Amrita Viswavidhyapeetam Kochi.

Richter Scale 7.6 is her debut feature film.

Age Limit: U

Festivals & Awards: Debut Director Award , Noida International Film Festival | International Folk Film Festival India | Kazhcha Film Festival