Humans of Someone
Director : Sumesh Lal / 95 mins
A man gets obsessed with late filmmaker Padmarajan, whose films become inextricably entwined with his own life, including his relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Sarah. While wandering the streets in a daze, a loopy idea strikes him – start filming this situation, and see what happens.
Sarah agrees to work with him as they navigate through several rehearsals, recording and rewriting real conversations along the way. Strange things occur when he starts infiltrating the scenes with personal histories and hang-ups. Several disparate characters arrive and bury themselves deeper and deeper into a project that keeps spiralling out of control; after a while, this off-beat world begins to seem like a place any of us could inhabit forever.
Sarah senses something very wrong, and talks about leaving – but it’s too late for that. What happens next keeps happening, never repeating.
Humans of Someone unfolds like a fugue in which a borrowed world first stands in for the real world, then quietly replaces it and finally becomes indistinguishable from it.
A feverish portrait of a mind that won’t stand still – made in memory of P. Padmarajan, the iconic Malayalam writer/filmmaker (1946-1991).
PRODUCER – AUM-I ARTISTES
SCRIPT WRITER – NITIN NATH
DOP – VIPIN CHANDRAN
EDITOR – ALBY NATARAJ
MUSIC – GOVIND MENON
SOUND DESIGNER – MARK VON REDDY
ASST. DIRECTORS – ANEEJ JAYAN, PARVATI PRAKASH, VINU JANARDANAN
VFX – ARUN KAILAS
SECOND UNIT CAMERA – SUJITH SL, MAHESH SR, ANEESH CS
ART DIRECTOR – PREMKUMAR KOTTAKKAL
COSTUME DESIGNERS – SUNITHA PRASHANTH, REMYA SURESH
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS – SHERAFUDEEN, AKHILESH KR
COLORIST – REMESH C P
NITIN NATH – LEAD ACTOR – I
MADONNA SEBASTIAN – LEAD ACTRESS – SARAH
MEGHNA NAIR – SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SARAH
IDA YOANA – SUPPORTING ACTRESS – ELIZABETH
METHIL DEVIKA – SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MAYA
DHANYA VARMA – SUPPORTING ACTRESS – ALICE
SUDIPTO BALAV – SUPPORTING ACTOR – THE GUIDE
AYAZ SALIM – SUPPORTING ACTOR – RISHI
MATHAI FENN – SUPPORTING ACTOR – MAJOR