It was reported some time ago that four directors Aashiq Abu, Venu, Rajeev Ravi and Jay R Krishnan will be directing an anthology film and that all the sections in it will be heroine-centric. An update about this anthology is that Jay R Krishnan has completed shooting for these portions. Samyuktha Menon and Joju George play the lead roles in it, which is set in the 1950s era. This portion has been scripted by Santhosh Echikanam. The director has shot the film in Palakkad and wrapped it up in 15 days.
Recently, director Aashiq Abu began the shooting of his film. Titled as Pennum Cherukkanum, it is scripted by Unni R. Shyju Khalid is handling the cinematography and it is produced by PK Prime.
Rajeev Ravi is yet to begin shooting his part of the anthology. The cinematographer-director has recently completed the work of his film Thuramukham and it is now in the post-production stage. Scripted by Gopan Chidambaram, the film is on the famous protests against the ‘chappa’ system that was practiced in the Cochin harbor during the 1950s. In the despicable Chappa system, copper coins were thrown to waiting workers and whoever manages to get one would be guaranteed work. The melee that followed once resulted in police firing and three laborers in Mattancherry succumbed to the injuries and this tale will be told in the film. Thuramukham has Nivin Pauly, Biju Menon and Nimisha Sajayan playing the lead roles and Poornima Indrajith has been roped in for a pivotal role. The film also has Poornima’s husband Indrajith in the cast.
Rajeev Ravi also did the cinematography of his wife and director Geetu Mohandas’s film Moothon, which released in Kerala last Friday. The film, which has been receiving positive reviews, also has Nivin Pauly in the lead, with Sanjana Dipu, Roshan Mathew, Sujith Shankar and Dileesh Pothan playing important characters.
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