June 23, 2012 Y. Sunitha Chowdhary
Art director Krishna Maya had used all his savings from his craft and the experience he accumulated from his work since eight years and has embarked on a film titled Railway Station. It is based on a real life incident that he had witnessed as a child and added a bit of fiction to make it interesting.
The producer, art director and director of the film says, "As a child I remember washing my face at a tap in the railway station. Our house was adjacent to it. There was a prostitute who lived at the station near this tap and struggled to give her son three square meals a day. A coolie would ruthlessly grab her money and people around would ridicule her."
At this point of time the director reveals three youth alight at the station. The rest of the story is about as to why they come to the village and how their future shapes up. Hasn't the film been publicised as a story that revolves around eunuchs? Krishna quips, "Eunuchs are part of the people who loiter around the station but the film is not entirely woven around them."
He narrates an sentimental aspect from the film. "The three youth are hungry and are having lunch, they notice the prostitute looking at them and observe that she too is starved. They arrange food for her and her joy knows no bounds. She remarks that the hunger pangs have disappeared on account of them and in case they are hungry next time they can approach her, what she actually meant had a different meaning.
The youth are shocked and admonish her, also address her as 'akka' to which she melts. No one ever had been good to her or addressed her as ‘akka'" The film continues with an emotional bond being established between the prostitute and the youth. There are other actors like the police, the guava seller, etc. The three youth are Shiva, Bheemili Shiva and Sandy.