"...just as A commonplace face is the most difficult to identify." - Sherlock Holmes.
Old Portuguese- janella meaning, window.
After a near-fatal road accident, Madhu wakes up unable to remember her husband, Anush. Anush takes on a new identity to help her rediscover their relationship.
The female gaze
"The concept of the female gaze is not about women objectifying men in return, but rather, it is a critical examination of the power dynamics involved in the act of looking and being looked at."
The female gaze looks deep enough to feel impacted by the subject rather than merely consume her as the subject. Jannal revolves around Madhuram, her husband, her sexual desires, through her gaze.
We trace evidence and inspiration from ancient Tamil literature, Akanaṉūṟu, anthology of love poems and Tirukkuṟaḷ, sacred verses with dedicated chapters on psychological values and lovemaking. They both date back to 5 century BCE.
a window TO WOMEN'S desires
We've watched movies that talk about women's liberation from the patriarchal confinement. We've heard stories about women expressing their deep repressed emotions. But men, and most women haven't spoken about the sexual desires of women. Jannal wants to speak on the unspoken sexual desires and put a shade on the unseen sides of a mental illness. The film's main message is no matter how difficult life may seem, it is possible to find joy and fulfilment in the present moment, as the characters find happiness and fulfilment despite the adversity they face.
The film is a touching and emotional journey that explores the complexities of love and relationships. With its combination of humour and heart, it is a film that will resonate with audiences and leave them with a deeper appreciation for the power of love and the sacrifices that people make for the ones they love. Jannal is a film that will leave a lasting impression on you long after the credits have rolled.
We love warm and woody tones. It immediately gives an impression that things are happy and relaxed. We take inspiration from our favourite movies.
We are two childhood friends who write happy endings. However, sometimes we feel it's okay to be messy and sad.
The main mind behind Jannal, Prasanth started this story as a two paged short. He specialises in writing next-door-family stories that hit our emotions. They are sweet, they are funny, and they are real.
The eccentric husband from the story, Anush is the screenwriter, director and the producer of Jannal. Anush had produced and directed music videos and short movies. His love for practical lights and long shots makes him concentrate more on the little details.
Currently, we are working on the pre-production- screenwriting, casting and recce. The filming will commence in the second week of June 2023, till the month end, around Reading and London, UK. The film is expected to be completed in mid-August 2023.
- If we hit our minimum target of £500, we will be spending the majority for character designs, casting and set designs.
- However if we reach a greater goal e.g. £1000, we will look at hiring special equipment and experienced technicians in order to make the film appear more professional.
- We will seek more ambitious locations with the aim of producing a professional film, for example filming across the cities (travel costs), or hiring a venue.
- Production costs
- Original soundtrack
- Food and beverages
- Technical crew
- Poster rewards
- DVD rewards
Every donation, even the smallest, will make an impact on our film and we hope to have your support.
We're offering amazing rewards for our backers, including exclusive behind-the-scenes access, early screenings, and signed posters. For those who donate at higher levels, we're also offering the opportunity to attend the film's premiere and meet the cast and crew. And for those who really want to be a part of the filmmaking process, we're offering a chance to be an extra in the film or even have a small speaking role.
- £1 or more - You will receive a thank you message from the cast
- £5 or more - You will receive a thank you email with a digital copy of our posters and photos from the movie.
- £20 or more - You will receive a thank you email with a digital copy of our posters, photos from the movie, and a copy of the script.
- £30 or more - You will receive a thank you email with a digital copy of the posters, photos from the movie. and a copy of our script. You will also receive a ticket to our film premiere.
- £50 or more - You will receive a thank you email, special mention in the film credits, and a printed copy of our poster, photos from the movie, and a copy of our script. You will also receive a ticket to our film premiere plus a digital version of the film which will be sent before the film premiere.
- £100 or more - You will receive a thank you email, special mention in the film credits, and a printed copy of our poster, photos from the movie, and a copy of our script. You will also receive a ticket to our film premiere plus a DVD of the film which will be sent before the film premiere.
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With your support, we can bring this compelling story to life and create a film that challenges audiences to think about their own identity and embrace the people they love.