NAIR SAN: THE LEGENDARY INDIAN PATRIOT IN WORLD CINEMA
1964 Japan Olympics. It was a
thrilling moment for India when Indian Hockey Team won the Gold. But
when the National anthem was being played at the medal distribution
ceremony one among the crowd began shouting at the Japanese Government
only because of the fact that instead of India’s National Anthem the
authorities played Pakistani National Anthem. Even though there were
many officials and great personalities from India who were witnessing the incident none raised their
voice other than this great Indian. That was the Indian legendary hero
Ayyapan Pllai Madhavan Nair famous as Nair San in Japan. This is only
one of the incidents which show the patriotism of this great man who
became the reason for ending the Asian exploitation by the British
during the freedom struggle.
For those who know Nair san personally he is special in different ways.
Nair San had to leave his native land Kerala at the age of 18 as he
campaigned among the students and led protests and marches against the
social injustices of the British. He rebelled against the Education tax
polled by English rulers. Being settled in Japan he struggled hard to
root out the imperialism in Asian Countries. At the same time freedom fighters in India
assembled men against English rulers. His efficiency in Japanese,
Chinese and Spanish languages lifted him above all other Indian freedom
fighters in Japan such as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Rash Behari Bose,
Pratap Singh, Barkathullah etc. Thus Nair San became an ever lively
presence in the strong and well arming agitation organized by Indian
National Army and Indian Independence League.
Many thrilling moments in the life
of Nair San are unknown. His strange experiences and dangerous encounters taking the roles
of a trader, a Holy lama and a Soofi during his one man expedition and
exploration through the deserts and Plateau of Manchukia, Ala Shaan, Mongolia, Tibet, and China in 1933
paved the way for ending the illicit wool trade of the British which
contributed the major source of their income.
When a renowned film Director from Kerala like Albert honored with
awards for his debut film decided to take up the story of Nair San for
his next film it is a prestigious moment for the whole of India as the film is being designed in such a
way so as to attract the aesthetics of the International audience. Albert’s passion and vision
on Nair San is complemented by his tremendous urge to discover new eras
on the subject and to create a truly international class Asian film
spanning different cultures, languages and religions. The adventurous
life of Nair San lighted the flame in Albert’s mind to create such a
film where the Director’s creative concept is used more than the mere
historical approach. The story is based on ‘Memories of Nair San’ the
biography of A.M.Nair and the creative concept is developed by Albert
Padmasree Mohanlal acts the lead role in the first Japanese film directed by an Indian. The other two famous actors in the film are selected
from Bollywood. The leading Japanese actress is preferred to be the
heroine of Mohanlal. As Nair San married a Japanese lady it is the
perfect recreation by the director himself to select a Japanese actress
as the heroine.
Also, Jackie Chan plays the role of Cameo with a stunning action
sequence, which will be choreographed by Jackie Chan himself.
Music maestro A.R.Rahman will be doing music for the film. The
traditional Mongolian & Japanese songs included in the film will be a
different experience for the music lovers.
The $12.5 million budget film is said to be a different experience for
the film lovers worldwide as it is the result of the hard work and
enthusiasm of a handful of talented artists. As Japan is the second
largest film market in the world the revenue calculated from the movie
will be much more than the budget of the film.
The major location of the film is Japan, Mongolia and India. The
schedule of the film is planned within 145 days and it is expected to
release by the end of 2010. Albert had been in hazardous attempt to secure all the detailed knowledge for
the perfection of the film.