Many of us may be proud to flaunt our English-speaking and writing skills, but can we say the same about our mother tongue? Actor-turned-director Hari P Nair has come forward with this question through his latest Malayalam short film, Ka Cha Da Tha Pa, which was released on November 1.
On the occasion of the 60th year of the formation of Kerala, popularly known as Kerala Piravi, the mini film has hit the internet, urging Keralites to recall the alphabets in the Malayalam language.
The two-minute 22-second video stars child artiste Akshara Kishore as a teacher and comedian Dharmajan Bolgatty as a student, who is asked to write the Malayalam alphabets without any mistake. Towards the end of the short film, which is produced by comedian Ramesh Pisharody, actress Kavya Madhavan tells viewers to check if they still remember the 51 alphabets of the language.
Ka Cha Da Tha Pa, helmed by Hari P Nair, was launched by young star Fahadh Faasil, and has been receiving a tremendous response from the audience. Many celebrities, including Govind Padmasoorya, Rachana Narayanankutty, Thesny Khan and Saranya Mohan, have shared the video through their social media pages. At the time of reporting, the short video had been viewed more than 1.6 lakh times on the YouTube page of Pisharody and has gone viral after being posted on several Facebook pages.
Hari and Pisharody had earlier released the mini film, Punchirikkoo Parasparam, which asks each one of us to smile and become a reason for others' happiness. The short film, starring Mohanlal, Renji Panicker, Asha Aravind, Pearle Maaney, Dharmajan, Pisharody, Akshara and Jennifer Antony, had also gone viral on social media.
Watch the short film Ka Cha Da Tha Pa here: