Award winning Malayalam film Chola will release in theatres on December 6, actor Joju George announced on his Facebook page. Joju and Nimisha Sajayan had both won state awards for their performance in Chola, directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan.
Joju also informed on his post that Tamil filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj is joining the team as a co producer. Joju is the other producer. Subbaraj has recently wrapped up his film with Dhanush in the lead. The film will also mark the Tamil acting debut of Joju. The duo is associating again for Chola.
“Thank you Sanaletta for this wonderful movie,” Joju wrote.
The film had premiered at the Venice Film Festival under the Orizzonti (Horizons) section with its English title, Shadow of Water.
Chola is written by KV Manikandan and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. Along with Joju and Nimisha, an important role is played by debutant Akhil Vishwananth.
Sanal had recently been in a controversy when he withdrew his film from the 24th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala. The film has been selected under the Kaleidoscope section. He wrote on his Facebook: “Chola has been invited to the Kaleidoscope section in the 24th IFFK. I am much humbled by the invitation but I have sent a mail stating that I am withdrawing the film from the festival, protesting against its overtly biased and unprofessional way of the selection process in the Malayalam cinema today section.”
Sanal is now working on his next film, Kayattam with Manju Warrier in the lead. She is also co-producing it along with Shaji Mathew and Aruna Mathew. Sanal has also penned the script and is in charge of the editing and the sound designing. The technical crew comprises Chandru Selvaraj for camerawork and Ratheesh Eettillam for editing.
Sanal has won several awards for his films, including international honours. He was awarded the 2015 Kerala State Film Award for Best Film for directing Ozhivudivasathe Kali.
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