Kerala boy makes replica of 'Varikkassery Mana' in Dubai
Sharjah: Varikkassery Mana, the traditional house located on the banks of Bharathappuzha river, was the location for many Malayalam movies including 'Devasuram', 'Aram Thamburan', 'Ravanaprabhu', 'Chandrolsavam', 'Rappakal' and 'Valyettan'. However, a replica of the Varikkassery Mana across the seas in Dubai also is grabbing eyeballs.
Advaith Anilkumar (16), a Plus One student of Gems Our Own English School in Dubai, created the miniature replica of the traditional house. He used cardboard, papers, thermocol and superglue for making the house within 6 months. The 300-year-old Varikkassery Mana is situated on 6-acre land. All parts of the house is recreated by Advaith in his miniature art.
The traditional architecture style in Kerala attracted Advaith and inspired him to make the replica. The art includes Ambassdor cars 'parked' in front of the house, reclining chair, mural paintings on walls and dim light of LED bulbs. Advaith spent about 200 Dirhams to complete the artwork.
Advaith managed to make the artwork during the intervals between online class hours. He started making it in August 2020 and completed by January this year. Then he uploaded a video on YouTube introducing the miniature form of the famous Mana. However, Advaith does not want to sell the house, but wants to display it in exhibitions.
Earlier, Advaith had made a miniature replica of Varkala Sivagiri Mandapam also. He is active in singing and drawing and was selected as Kalaprathibha in Sevanam Union youth festival. Advaith is son of Pandlam Karakkad native Anilkumar, a businessman, and Nisha, a school teacher. His sister Varsha is an MBBS student.