Trailer of upcoming film Telescope, directed by MB Padmakumar, was released on Saturday. The movie narrates the desperate attempts of eight people trapped in a well to survive. The well is a symbolic representation of post-independent India.
The 62-foot-deep pit turns out to be a 'telescope' for the eight. They portray the mental quagmire where chains of caste, creed, power and fanaticism forbid them from helping each other.
Interestingly, if one person could stand on the shoulder of another, the problem could be solved and every one can come out to safety.
But what forbids the forlorn lot from making such an attempt to unite, even in the time of misery, is the crux of the story. They spend their time in the dark well, waiting for signs or sounds, which could mean a ray of hope for their escape.
It is finally a wild animal, that falls in the well, that ultimately unites them.
The film, which has been shot entirely in a well, has an old man, a child and an animal among the nine living beings trapped inside.
Written, edited, produced & directed by MB Padmakumar, Telescope has its camera cranked by Anurag Guna. The music is Aby Salvin Thomas. Satheesh Babu has been in charge of the sound design. Meanwhile, the location sound is maneuvered by Faizal Ahamad. Lyrics are by OS Unnikrishnan.