"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Tinsel Town


Inadvertently finding yourself in the midst of a film-shoot is not unusual here.


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Though barely known outside of India, “Mollywood” is big business and attracts devoted fans. The industry is based in Cochin where there are plentiful scenic locations to act as movie backdrops.



“It’s a wrap”


4 responses

  1. Jolyon

    Surely they would love to use your home as a location!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:13 am

    • The scene comprised one of the several mandatory fights, required by all Mollywood movies. Shooting it in the fort would only excite my staff…

      January 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  2. I second the above suggestion. Especially as you are all spruced up now. Were you an extra?

    January 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    • Sadly, my Equity status denies me roles as a “walk-on” or “extra”. I might consider a cameo performance – at a pinch – but only with soft focus and the light behind me.

      January 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

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