I closed my eyes to evade the very sights of them, But it reappeared like a monster which attacked me from behind with a wild smirk. That very thought frightened me to the core. I couldn’t ignore nor bear it any longer And that is where every creation started. That was the base of every epic and battle Aren’t Jesus, Mohammad and Krishna are such epitomes?
What we see is not always our choice And that makes me feel like screaming That is “Maiya”.
The vicious cycle of elderly desertion Freezing abyss of loneliness Shrilling cries of sleepless nights Waiting for unmerciful last breath Once they had lived for us.
Smell of filth since the first breath Deprived of the taste of nipples and maternal warmth They too are born, for something, without their fault.
Can’t we stop ignoring such sights?
“Maiya” is for such souls
“Maiya” is for such births
“Maiya” is for such feelings
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
― Leonardo da Vinci
Having begun her career as a teacher, living with colours, Mrs. Beena Unnikrishnan has travelled alot, learnt, experienced and achieved a few things that she thought was not her cup of tea.
Mrs. Beena has had a splendid exposure as an artist and an entrepreneur and this exposure and experience has helped her design her career. The best thing about her is that she never stays contended with what she had learnt and she always moves forward with the knowledge she has accumulated and looks for avenues to be more creative. Every step that she took forward has brought her to this position, to found Iris Green Films along with her co-founders Director. Anil Kumar and Late. Dr. MM Alex.
The dynamic soul and a self-taught artist now takes a new avatar – Production Designer with our film MAIYA and will be responsible for the visual and economic concepts of the film. She leads, Iris Green Films as its Chief Executive Officer
Where words leave off, music begins.
– Heinrich Heine
And that is where Poly Varghese the great Hindustani classical guitarist and Mohana Veena player stands. This disciple of the renowned Mohan Veena exponent and Grammy award winner, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat takes you to the magical universe of silence and sound in his own innovative and inimitable style.
He has spellbound the world with his virgin untainted music. Being a powerhouse performer, Poly Varghese exhilarating concerts always mesmerizes the audience of 39 countrie
Mr. Jain Joseph’s first independent feature film is ‘Neythukaran’ which won national award for Best Actor to famous Malayalam actor Murali along with many other Kerala state awards. Today Mr. Jain Joseph’s accomplishments as cinematographer include several feature films of different genre. An Indo- English production called ‘In the name of Budha’ and Malayalam commercial films like ‘Parayam’ and ‘Chacko Randaman’ are in the list. ‘Chacko Randaman’ was a technical update in Malayalam cinema. The hero doing triple role was for the first time in Malayalam.
Mr.Jain has several documentaries and short fictions to his credit. (‘The cradle of Christianity in South Asia’ nominated for the best foreign Documentary in the famous Queen’s film festival – ref. imdb.com – is one among them.)
sound designer, editor and mixer was born in Vilakkupara, a village in Kollam district of Kerala. He won the Oscar Award for Best Sound Mixing for the film Slumdog Millionaire. He has worked in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam movies as well as in Hollywood. He graduated from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Gabriella Cristiani (born 1949) is an Italian film editor with about twenty feature film credits. She has had a notable collaboration with director Bernardo Bertolucci. Early in her career she assisted editor Franco Arcalli on two of Bertolucci’s films, Last Tango in Paris (1972) and 1900 (1976). Arcalli was the “supervising editor” on a 1977 film, Berlinguer, I Love You, that was one of Cristiani’s first feature editing credits; the film was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci – Bernardo’s brother. Arcalli was to have edited Bernardo Bertolucci’s next film, La Luna (1979), but he died during production; Cristiani, who was assisting, then took over as editor.
Cristiani edited Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1982 film Tragedy of a Ridulous Man. She won the Academy Award for Best
Film Editing for The Last Emperor (1987), which won a total of 9 Oscars (including Best Picture and Best Director (for Bertolucci)) as well as numerous other honors. Cristiani’s work on Bertolucci’s next film, The Sheltering Sky (1990), is noted for a technical innovation, which was the “nonlinear” editing of the film using digital techniques. Sheltering Sky was Cristiani’s final film with Bertolucci. Cristiani has edited films over the last decade with several different directors, and she herself directed and edited the 1999 film, Ladies Room.
The soul of the artist cannot remain hidden.
– Heinrich Heine
O V Prasanan
Most people think you have to be an artist to have imagination. That is not true at all. The thing is everyone is an artist. Every person on this planet is born with imagination. O V Prasanan is such a business man who is an artist in heart “His extensive travel across the country as part of work has given a chance to interact people of different culture. Amma a story written by him has developed and matured as a script. His passion about movies and creativity as taken him to a right place where every author dreams to be
He started his carrier as a teacher . Nearly 100 of his poems is broadcasted in
All India radio .He is very popular in the world of Drama (as director and writer and an artist) and written nearly 30 dramas. From 2004 He totally involved in television field as a scriptwriter for leading serials in South India
is a passionate writer, lyricist who has already worked as a lyricist in a telugu movie, Priya Premalo prem and with experience in writing stories, She is also an editor of Indianmutinies.com, an online magazine.
Wardan Tiple, a Mechanical Engineer, he studied Direction and Screenplay Writing from India’s premier institute Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata and he worked as a freelance Independent filmmaker in Mumbai. His Diploma film Dream Merchant was selected in many film festivals like IFFI Goa, KFF Kolkata, TISS Mumbai and Documentary Neev- The Foundation won Jury Award in Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.He has worked as an Assistant on Marathi film Bhatukali and Hindi film P Se PM Tak. He also worked on PSBT’s documentary Parikrama- A Walk on Road.
Asha Puthli is one of the most successful vocalists ever to come out of India. Perhaps best known for her stirring vocals on free jazz legend Ornette Coleman’s Science Fiction album, Asha is a cosmopolitan pioneer of jazz, funk, soul and electronic dance music who has recorded ten solo albums for labels like EMI and CBS/Sony.
Trained in Indian classical singing and a natural jazz improviser, Asha Puthli created her own unique sound in the 1970s – soft, slinky, sexy, meditative, and chilled out. Captured on classic recordings like “Space Talk” and “Say Yes,” that distinctively cool sound prefigured the entire rise of acid jazz and ambient dance music. Today, as Asha Puthli prepares to release new material, her songs are being rediscovered by legions of hip-hop, neo-soul, nu-jazz, and electronica fans.
Born and raised in Bombay, Asha emigrated to the United States to pursue jazz. Upon her arrival, Asha was championed by Columbia Records impresario John Hammond, who had forged a brilliant career discovering acts like Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
During the 1970s, Asha also branched out into films, starring in lead roles in movies by Louis Malle, Merchant-Ivory and Bruno Corbucci. Her cosmopolitan sense of glamour rocketed her to visibility as a fashion icon.
The new millennium saw Asha re-emerge as an in-demand guest artist on the electronica circuit. Like her mentor Ornette Coleman, Asha Puthli has always been ahead of her time, and now, thirty-five years after her debut, she is finally taking her rightful place in the pantheon of jazz legends and fusion trailblazers. There’s a laundry list of artists who traded in their artistic vision in exchange for mainstream visibility. But Asha has forged a unique path ahead by steadfastly holding on to her freedom.
Madhavan Nair, commonly known by his stage name Madhu, is an actor in Malayalam cinema. He was a prominent lead actor during the 1960s and 1970s. He has also directed and produced films, and at one time he owned Uma film studio. He was awarded with Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013.  He won four Filmfare Awards for his entire acting career.
Maiya ignites her lamp of love and hope – “Syed Zaidi” marking this day excepAonally memorable.
Everybody needs light; especially children need light of love, care and hope. But there are children who are deprived growing up with parental care and support. We, the lucky few think we know the value of love and relaAonships and take it for granted. Here we have “Syed Zaidi “ as part of our movie to light a lamp to remove that darkness of ignorance.
Respecting the special talents and abiliAes of such children we have chosen “SYED ZAIDI”. We thank “WAL ASR IMAMIA TRUST WAIT” for all their endless support and sincere blessings for making this happen. “WAL ASR IMAMIA TRUST WAIT” is one such organizaAon, which restores our faith in humanity. Maiya team extends their graAtude to all the members and children of the trust