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Salil Lal Ahamed, a techie turned filmmaker has taken a daring step to deliver a theme based on a real time tragedy. Closely watching one his friend suffering from an irreparable respiratory damage due to the Carlton Towers fire tragedy, Salil Lal decided to explore the human dimensions of the tragedy onto the big screen.
The movie titled 'Calton Towers' will be the screen adaptation of the Carlton Towers catastrophe which took the life of nine people. 'Calton Towers' opens with the fire accident and later deal with the reconciliation of a father who loses his son in the blazing fire. As he tries to nail the real culprits who were responsible for the tragedy, he comes to know about the unknown face of his son's life.
While fighting for justice for the victims of the tragedy, he finds a new purpose to his life too. The movie also discusses on the slack fire safety norms in urban areas, the real estate business group, futile rules and legislation. A resident of Kochi, Mr Lal got involved with 'Beyond Carlton', an association which was formed by those afflicted by the disaster.
Salil Lal who has 3 short films in his credit become too ambitious while making his mind for a feature film. Malayalam theatre actor Shivaji Guruvayoor portrayed the central character of the father in the movie. Much interestingly, 'Calton Towers' has been selected as one among the 7 films to be screened in the Malayalam Cinema Today category at the IFFK 2014.
The other movies selected are 'Perariyathavar', 'Jalamsam', Alif', Oralpokkam', 'Njan' and '1983'. Two songs 'Maula' and 'Anganathaimavil' composed by Adarsh S Nath would give a soothing feel to the ears. 'Maula', a hindi/ urdu track penned by Gajanan Mitke and sung by Siddharth Menon has got positive responses from the music lovers. RJ Jewel and Done Shankar will also be playing prominent roles in the movie.