His role in the upcoming film Vellam is the most challenging he has ever done, wrote actor Jayasurya on Facebook, after sharing the first look poster. It shows him standing among bricks, perhaps playing the role of a construction worker.
“After the film Captain, I am joining director Prajesh Sen for the film Water - The Essential Drink. A unique past of a man who lives among us, that’s what Vellam is. One thing is for sure – a person with his character would be there among our friends or family or acquaintances,” the rest of his post said.
Vellam went on the floors with the official pooja held last month and is progressing well. The pooja of the film happened at the Anjumana Devi Temple in Ernakulam. The director of the film, Prajesh Sen, made his debut with the Jayasurya starrer Captain, which won the actor a state award. Samyuktha Menon has been roped in to play the female lead in Vellam. Reports are that it is based on the life of a drunkard based in Kannur. Roby Varghese Raj will be cranking the camera for this entertainer with Bijibal composing the tunes and Bijith Bala roped in for editing. Vellam is produced under the banner Friendly Productions.
It may be noted here that Jayasurya’s next film will be Thrissur Pooram, which will hit the marquee on December 20. Wielding the megaphone for this venture is Rajesh Mohanan and the story and screenplay are by the music composer Ratheesh Vegha. He is also composing music for the film. Deepu Joseph will be in charge at the editing table and RD Rajasekar is cranking the camera. Thrissur Pooram has been shot in different locations in Thrissur, Coimbatore and Hyderabad. Swathi Reddy is playing the female lead in Thrissur Pooram. The others in the cast include Senthil Krishna, Sabumon Abdusamad, Vijay Babu, Gayathri Arun, Mallika Sukumaran and Sreejith Ravi.
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