‘Vaanku’ is about spirituality more than rebellion: Director Kavya Prakash

‘Vaanku’ is about spirituality more than rebellion: Director Kavya Prakash
InterviewKavya Prakash speaks about making a film based on Unni R’s story.CrisSomething about the way Unni R narrated the story had her hooked. Kavya Prakash listened attentively as this man, whom she found enigmatic and highly intellectual, told the story of Vaanku, which is about a young girl’s dream to call the azan. Kavya had graduated in visual communication, specialising in films and advertising, but was not looking to make a feature film just yet. Until Unni’s story fell on her lap and then she had to make it into a film. Shabna Mohammed, a Ponnanikaari (native of Ponnani in Kerala), wrote the script and Kavya directed it, all – she would say half a dozen times – with the guidance of Unni. “It was all organic. He was visiting dad’s office when I met him,” Kavya says. Dad is Vk Prakash, renowned director of Malayalam films
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