‘Sthayi,’ the Malayalam movie directed by 15-year old Sreehari Rajesh was released today on Limelight OTT Platform.
The 46 – minute film follows the life of a 23 – year – old Akshay. Sreehari Rajesh caught the attention in 2019 by producing a short film against children’s drug use called Puka-The Killing Smoke. Since then, Sreehari has made several short films and documentaries on social issues. The filming of Sthayi began in 2020.
The film was shot using a DSLR camera which was in his possession. Sreehari also wrote and directed the song ‘Njan Ekanay’ in the film. The film was shot in various parts of Kochi. Apart from caste discrimination, the film also shows discrimination on the basis of money and colour. The film is a response to the caste discrimination in the society through cinema. Sreehari is a student of Bhavans Vidya Mandir Barathiya Vidya Bhavan in Eroor.