He left his home to become the first filmmaker of South India. He faced obstacles at every corner. He lied and schemed his way to learn filmmaking. He sold his land and set up his production house with the money.
Ten years later, his dreams came true. He made the first Malayalam film. He stood proudly in front of Capitol Theatre and saw his dreams become a nightmare. Higher-class people pelted stones at the screen just because a low-caste woman had acted in the movie. The film didn’t make money.
Vigathakumaran was released in 1928. JC Daniel died penniless in 1975.
Written for the picture prompt provided by Ted Strutz for the weekly Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff – Fields.