In a classy swipe of a frame, we see the happy banter of children playing in a park. Then enters Nivin Pauly and all the children assemble in front of him. He artfully engages them with real-life anecdotes.
The actor is at ease and so are the children as he deftly takes the conversation to the next level and introduces the topic of 'good and bad touch.'
Crisp and engaging as it gets, the children intently listen to him as he tells them what to do when confronted by an abuser - 'shout NO and run to your parents for help.' The actor winds up the session with elan as he calls upon the children to sing and they garnish it with a lively, 'Aluva puzhayude theerathu.'
The 6.5-minute video has been done at the behest of the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and directed by Jude Anthany Joseph under the banner of Bodhini Kochi.
The video comes at a time when the state has been seeing a rise in the number of child sexual abuses cases. In February, a Catholic priest, who was an active child rights campaigner, was arrested for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.