Catharsis is a film on the political violence in the Kannur district in Kerala. It tries to reflect on a society where ideological and political violence is rampant. It questions the meaninglessness of such violence and resonates with the fate of the affected.
Late Indira Zen was a filmmaker, editor, cinematographer and social activist from Malappuram who had moved to Thiruvananthapuram in order to learn about and be a part of films. She worked as an assistant director with ace filmmakers like P A Backer, Surasu and Ali Akbar and was an associate to film editor Bina Paul at one point. She worked as an associate director on Athyunnathanagalil Koodaram Panithavar by filmmaker A A Aziz and Lenin Rajendran’s Kulam. She has directed scores of short films for various government departments under CDiT and worked as a cinematographer for Vaha Insan Ko Mara, which won the State government’s award for the best contemporary television programme. Indira passed away at the Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram on the 9 of June, 2018.