New Delhi AR Rahman has made a short film on the Chundan Vallam race to be held in Kerala. The film is titled Talam based on the Chundan Vallam race in Alleppey. AR Rahman presented with filmmaker Bharatbala’s Virtual India, which featured the story of Kerala’s ‘Boat Race’.
Let us tell you that every day more than 100 men, 80 years old come together in the line of boats. Not professional athletes, but school teachers, carpenters, farmers, postmen, mechanics, who are completely united. His story is depicted in the film. Let me tell you, Virtual India produces many films on the diversity of India and this is his first film Talam, which has been released on YouTube on Wednesday.
Regarding the film, AR Rahman said, ‘No one is a professional athlete in the boat race in Kerala, they are like you and me, fishermen, farmers, postmen, shopkeepers, school teachers. To get in line as one, they need a lot more things than just speed and talent. They need to find Talam. What is Talam? A foundation of music, a message for all, a heartbeat, a rhythm, the imagination of India on a boat, the boat is as strong as the people in it, the power to win is not in any one person. ‘
Producer Bharat Bala said, ‘Some people tell me that the India we used to talk about is no longer the same, the India that we used to love is no longer like that, I have no answer for those people. I am proud that I got a lot from this country. I found simple human stories that should be portrayed. I hope we succeed in this cause.