Notionpress proudly presents author Vidya Chathoth with her intriguing book 'Reel to Real'

Press Release ( - Nov 01, 2016 - What motivates people? Why do people differ in their personalities? Why are some people happy, peaceful and content, despite the negative circumstances that surround them? What drives others towards rebellion, eccentricity, suicide and mental illness? Are creativity and mental illness two sides of a coin? If these questions have haunted you and you find yourself intrigued by human behavior as a reflection of the human mind, here is the book you should pick up this season. Titled Reel to Real, the book is written by Vidya Chathoth and is published by Notion Press. It is now available to readers all over the world.

In a country where cinema is largely looked upon as a means of entertainment, one seldom realizes that cinema has a much larger purpose to serve. This book takes the entertainment factor away from cinema and portrays cinema as a medium for something beyond. It addresses the fact that cinema is not mere fantasy; it is a mirror of our lives and minds. Cinema can offer hope in the darkness of our lives and can offer spiritual enlightenment to the battered soul. For those of you who take cinema seriously, this book is a must read.

The late 80s and the early 90s are referred to as the golden age of Malayalam cinema.  The Malayalam films of this period excelled in their story-telling ability and were characterized by insightful themes, detailed screenplays and lucid narration, laced with humour and melancholy. These films bridged the gap between art films and commercial films, on account of the realism in their plots. They remain immortal in the minds of people. To those of you who continue to reel in the nostalgic charm of these films, ‘Reel to Real’ is a book to indulge in.

This book explores the nature and characteristics of the human mind through an analysis of diverse characters in Malayalam cinema. Through the narrative of cinema, the book analyzes and draws conclusions on the motivational drives of the human mind.

For this, the author has compiled films on different themes to drive home the author’s perspective on the human mind. She feels that at a time when mental health is on the decline, cinema could serve as a powerful medium in nourishing the mind. Also, it addresses parenting concerns from a mental health perspective. So if you are a parent, teacher, counselor, film maker or a cinema lover, grab your copy today.

Vidya Chathoth is a doctor by profession and resides in Kannur. She works at Kannur Medical College.

Her first article, ‘A wrecked childhood’ was published in the New Indian Express, Kozhikode edition, February 2007.

Reel to Real‘ is her first book. She writes regularly on her WordPress blog. ‘It’s all in the mind.’ The human mind is the central theme of all her articles. Her writings are largely non-fictional and are powered by the desire to explore and understand the motivational drives of the human mind. Her writing spans a broad spectrum of topics and includes cinema, creative non-fiction, mental health, relationships, feminist writing and short stories, but they are all centered on the possibilities of the human mind. She has written many articles on the factors that shape mental health, and on healthy parenting and lifestyle.

Her research area of interest is also centered on this theme and she has published a few research articles on behavioral addictions. She aspires to initiate a campaign on mental health awareness, and this book is her first step towards the same. She believes that the key to happiness is in being all that one is capable of being, and she aspires to educate, inspire and motivate people towards such a path.

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