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Watch | This Malayalam short film on coronavirus is shot at a real-life Covid-19 treatment centre

Directed by Sajeev Khan AR, tenth Day is predicated on his household’s expertise recovering from the illness at a first-line remedy centre


Final month, brief filmmaker Sajeev Khan AR and household examined optimistic for Covid-19. “Out of 18 members in our prolonged household, 17 had the virus,” he says. Needing help, all of them opted to see out the section at a Covid-19 First-Line Remedy centre arrange at a authorities faculty close to their place at Kadinamkulam in Thiruvananthapuram. His brief movie tenth Day, shot on the remedy centre and that includes real-life individuals in quarantine, is predicated on Sajeev’s expertise there.


“All of these concerned — each behind and earlier than the digital camera — had been Covid optimistic on the time of taking pictures. We had the go-ahead from medical officers for the brief movie. The concept was to see by the angle of a Covid affected person,” he says. By means of the story of a mother-son duo, tenth Day highlights the significance of caring for others, particularly throughout a disaster.

Sajeev says he was fairly involved about well being initially when he entered the remedy centre and thought of a movie later. “As soon as all of us bought used to the state of affairs, I labored on the storyboard. I had my digital camera despatched by a cousin of mine. The gear was sanitised with the assistance of well being volunteers. The movie was shot in two days and I began the modifying on the centre itself. Fortunately, I used to be wholesome sufficient to work,” he provides. His brother Sameer Khan performs the protagonist within the brief, whereas the cinematography was by one other sibling, Safer Khan.

Sajeev Khan AR

Sajeev says it was difficult to persuade others recuperating on the centre to play their half. “Most of them by no means confronted a digital camera earlier than and had been a bit apprehensive initially. Nonetheless, steadily, a camaraderie developed amongst us as all of us had been primarily staying collectively. It felt like a group,” he says, including that every one members of his household have recovered since.

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