The Adventures of Waiwai
In a film event held in 2015, Girish Kasarvalli, the renowned Kannada move director, mentioned that writing a perspective from the child’s point of view in one of his movies, was a tribute to Satyajit Ray’s classic Pather Panchali - where Ray scripts the child as a protagonist, as a counter point to discuss and the depict the society around her.
As a tribute to this thought, PULP brings to you Waiwai– an adventurous, starry-eyed, unpretentious child curated to reimagine the spaces around him.
There is something one should know about Waiwai. He has a peculiar habit – a habit that he picks up from his grandfather. That, of wearing glasses. Peculiar because he does not have any problem with his eyesight. He wears it up only because his grandfather made him belief that he wears glasses so that he can witness the world differently. This belief defines Waiwai.
For Waiwai this pair of glasses is his power – his source of imagination. So, he spends most of his time looking outside the window from his modest apartment to the city below and far. Once through his bare eyes and then by pushing his glasses up his nose.
This is Waiwai, this is who he is. He is inquisitive, talkative, mischievous and he loves knitting a story. A story for himself and for the others. Travel with him across different spaces in the city, be part of his adventure and re-imagine those nuances that you may look at but fail to observe.
Adventure begins on 20 April 2018.