KERALA STATE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY 2020
Dr. Rajesh James is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, an award-winning documentary filmmaker.In Thunder Lightning and Rain depicts the endurance of three women against their ostracisation in the society. The three women- a footballer, a fisher and a cremator-tells their sagas of woes and weal, resistance and endurance in the film. These three contemporary Shakespearian witches are etched against the carnivalesque urban space of Fort Kochi. They visit the masculine space of carnival. The camera intently listens to them with an intense zeal to film their identity.