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Kalimannu (U/A)

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Release Date

22 Aug 2013

Kalimannu Story

Kalimannu is drama film written and directed by Blessy and starring Swetha Menon in the lead role. Inspired by the Puranic story of Abhimanyu and his mother Subhadra, the film portrays the relationship of the protagonist with her baby, before and after it is born. Swetha Menon's delivery was shot live on camera for the film.

Kalimannu highlights the relationship between an expecting mother and her unborn baby. It has been scientifically proved that unborn babies can feel the outside world from the fifth month of pregnancy. Blessy takes this film to honour women and to show his protest against the brutality women are facing these days.

Kalimannu shows the emotional bondage of the unborn baby and the expecting mother. The movie portrays the eventful life of Meera (Shweta Menon), a club dancer who aspires to be an actress. The film unravels the drama in her life as she becomes an item dancer, actress and an expecting mother.

Lots of controversies continued after the item number of Shweta Menon hit YouTube. She performed the dance five months after her delivery. But the director clarified it saying that the dances was an unomittable factor in the narration of the story.

Blessy said that he had so much of pressure in completing the film and it took him two years to wrap up the movie. He wanted naturality in the film and so waited for Shweta's delivery to happen. He was disturbed with the thought of C-Section. But all went well for him and now the movie is ready for its release.

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