Njan Marykutty, the Jayasurya starrer telling the story of a trans woman, has released in the Middle East region, following many positive reviews. The film was released in the UAE and GCC regions on July 5th. Thirty two screens in the UAE and nine screens in GCC Oman are screening the movie, directed by Ranjith Sankar.
The film was produced by Ranjith and Jayasurya under the banner Dreams and Beyond.
Jayasurya had undergone a lot of preparation to play Marykutty, including wearing the Sari for days at home, and shaving himself three times a day.
The movie was received well by the trans community in Kerala, many of whom identified with the challenges that Jayasurya as Marykutty goes through. From the society that is reluctant to accept her, to the torture she faces at the hands of the police, many real life incidents from the lives of the trans community in Kerala have been taken to the screen. Ranjith and Jayasurya had spoken to quite a few successful trans to learn their stories and know their difficulties.
The film had released in Kerala on June 15 and received good reviews. A week later it was released in other parts of the country. Other actors playing important characters are Jewel Mary, Aju Varghese, Jins Baskar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Joju George, Innocent, V K Baiju, Shobha Mohan and Malavika Menon.
Ranjith Sankar-Jayasurya pair have come together earlier in quite a few films, including Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Pretham (2016) and Punyalan Private Limited (2017).
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