Director Jijo Punnoose, who came up with the masterpiece My Dear Kuttichathan way back in the early 1980s, the first ever 3D film in the history of Indian cinema, is all set to make a comeback.
The director has an interesting script and is reportedly in talks with Fahadh Faasil to play the lead role. While there is still no clarity on the project, some reports have emerged that it will be about the history of the Chundan Vallom, the well-known snake boat of Kerala. More details about the project are expected to come out soon officially. The makers of the movie are busy with the pre-production work.
Jijo Punnoose began his career as an actor with the 1962 release Bharya and went on to star in movies such as Inapraavugal, Thilothama and Pearl View. He had directed two films Padayottam and My Dear Kuttichathan, of which the latter was a cult hit. Jijo is the eldest son of popular producer Navodaya Appachan of Navodaya Studios.
My Dear Kuttichathan, a technically brilliant 3D film, was produced by Navodaya Appachan and Jose Punnoose under the banner Navodaya Studios. The film had Dalip Tahil, Sonia, Master Aravind, Master Mukesh, Surya Kiran, Rajan P Dev, Jagathi Sreekumar and Jagadish in the star cast. Maestro Ilayaraja had composed music for this venture with Ashok Kumar cranking the camera and TR Shekar editing it.
While the director’s project is taking shape, Fahadh Faasil is busy with a number of films. His recent release Carbon is a hit and it is confirmed that he has signed on the dotted line to play the lead role in the B Unni Krishnan directorial, which is being scripted by actor Suraj Venjaramoodu. The actor also has the Tamil movie Super Deluxe directed by Thyagarajan Kumararajan, in which he is sharing screen space with Vijay Sethupathi, lined up for release and Anwar Rasheed’s Malayalam movie Trance.
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