Much like his previous movie Ee.Ma.Yau, Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu
The lead actors of the film – Anthony Varghese, Chemban Vinod and Santhy Balachandran – are not seen in the teaser.
Jallikattu is loosely based on a story written by S Hareesh, the writer who had been mired in controversy earlier for a novel called Meesha which was serialised in a magazine. The music of the film is by Prashant Pillai, who like Chemban Vinod, is in every one of Lijo's movies.
The film has been much talked about ever since its intriguing posters came out and it won a lot of appreciation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where it premiered this month.
In December last year, when Lijo's movie Ee. Ma. Yau, won two awards at the International Film Festival of India, the director said that he went for the festival, breaking the shooting schedule of his new film Jallikattu. All he could then reveal about the film was that it is a man and animal story.
Anthony Varghese was Lijo's hero in Angamaly Diaries, which too was critically acclaimed. Chemban has been part of nearly all of Lijo's movies, since their debut film Nayakan. Only in Angamaly Diaries, he made a cameo appearance, possibly because he wrote the script of the film. Santhy Balachandran has acted in a few movies and is also active in theatre.