Starring : Navneet Krishnan, Priyanka Nair, Kaladharan and Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy.
Director : Sivan
Associate Director : Sanjeev Sivan
Story : Sivan
Screenplay : Sivan and K.V. Mohankumar
Music Director : Arun Sidharrth , Vishvajith
Producer : Children”s Film Society India ( CFSI )
National Centre Of Films For Children and Young People
Executive Producer : Sivan
Keshu Is An Indian Children's Film Directed By Sivan. The Film Won By Best Children's Film Award At The 57Th National Film Awards. It Also Won The Kerala State Film Award For Best Children's Film Of 2009
“ Where There Is Love, There Is Life ” – Mahatma Gandhi
Synopsis : Keshu ( Navneet Krishnan ) Is A Deaf And Dumb Boy Who Lost His Mother When He Was Born. He Was Raised By His Maternal Uncle ( Kaladharan ) And Wife ( Lakshmi Krishnamoorty ). Being Mischievous There Were Many Complaints Against Keshu By The Villagers. His Uncle Kept Punishing Him But To No Avail. The Only Person Who Keshu Could Find Solace Was His Distant Relative And The Maid Of The House Devu ( Amala ). Then Shalini ( Priyanka Nair ) A Drawing Teacher Transferred To That Village Started Living With The Family. Keshu Did Not Spare Her From His Mischief But She Did Not Complain To Anyone And Instead Started Liking Keshu. He Reciprocated The Affection Shown To Him And There Was A Gradual Change In His Behaviour. She Encouraged Him To Take Up Drawing And Even Convinced His Uncle To Enroll Him In A Special School For The Deaf And The Dumb. Keshu Wins An International Award For His Painting - The Elephant And The Mahout And Become The Darling Of The Whole Village. The End Of The Happy Chapter Came As A Letter To Shalini Informing That Her Marriage Is Fixed . Her Return Was A Torment To Keshu. His Family As Well As Shalini. Whenever The Train In Which Shalini Left, Passed By, He Made It A Habit To Wait At The Railway Station. The Sound Of The Train Tearing Away The Darkness Tore His Heart As Well. Keshu Remained Sad And Desperate For Her Return For Days But Eventually Realised That She Will Not Come Back. He Realises The Folly Of Hoping For A Return Of Someone. He Asked His Uncle To Take Him Back To His School And His Uncle Took Him Back To His World Of Colours And Drawings.
Director’s Biography : Sivan
Sivan Began His Illustrious Career As A Photo – Journalist Contributing To Magazines Such As Newsweek, Life And Span. He Learnt The Rudiments Of Film Making As A Staffer With The Usis. He Is Credited With Making The First 16 MM Film In India “ Labour Week ” In 1953. From 1972 Onwards Sivan Has Made A Series Of Films That Have Won Him Awards And Recognition. Sivan Founded The Film Complex “ Sivan Studios ” In Kerala Which Has Extended To An Art Gallery For Emerging Artistes And Photographers. “ Swapnam ” Made In 1972 Was His First Feature Film Which Won 4 State Awards And His Second Feature “ Yogum ” Was As Successful. His Earlier Children’s Film “ Abhayam ” Had Won Silver Elephant Award At The International Children’s Film Festival, Trivandrum In 1991.
International Film Festival Of India, 2009 Official Selection, Indian Panorama
Kerala State Award, 2009 Best Children’s Film
Cms International Children’s Film Festival, India 2010 Special Mention To The Child Artist
National Film Award for Best Children's Film – 2009