Unni Mukundan and team Chanakya Thantram pledge to donate eyes
The actor shared the idea with director Kannan Thamarakulam, with the plan to get a few others to emulate his pledge; to his surprise, almost the entire crew followed suit
In a noble gesture, actor Unni Mukundan and the crew of Chanakya Thantram, including its director Kannan Thamarakulam, pledged to donate their eyes. This is probably the first time that the entire crew of a film has undertaken such an endeavour.
According to the actor, he had the idea in his mind for long. "When I shared the thought with director Kannan Thamarakulam, my plan was to get a few others to emulate the gesture. But, to my surprise, as many as 100 members of the crew came forward supporting the mission," he says.
Unni Mukundan added that there were a lot of people who are influenced by what actors do. "I hope this gesture gets imitated. This is an opportunity to shed light on a visually challenged person's life. Not just eyes, donating an organ is a noble gesture," he adds.
Scriptwriter Dinesh Pallath, producers Muhammed Faisal and Arun Narayanan, and actor Niyas too joined the endeavour.