‘Oru Thekkan Thallu Case’ is the story of a bunch of individuals, their lives and conflicts, says director Sreejith N

The director discusses the Malayalam movie ‘Oru Thekkan Thallu Case’, an adaptation of GR Indugopan’s quick story

The director discusses the Malayalam movie ‘Oru Thekkan Thallu Case’, an adaptation of GR Indugopan’s quick story

A movie adaptation of GR Indugopan’s quick story Amminipillai Vett Case to Oru Thekkan Thallu Case got here with a set of artistic challenges, admits director Sreejith N. The quick story had appeared in a vernacular weekly and Sreejith, a fan of the creator, was so taken by it that he needed to make a movie.

Set in Nineteen Eighties Anchuthengu, close to Kollam, the movie is a few “group of individuals, their households and conflicts. Like all of Indugopan’s tales, this story can be rooted and had the potential for a movie,” he says . After buying the rights, he developed the script with Rajesh Pinnadan. Whereas the unique story takes place over a couple of years, they tailored the motion as enjoying out over six months. 

“I hope now we have been in a position to do justice to the unique. We’ve got needed to make adjustments for the medium [cinema]. And whereas doing so, we have been cautious to not lose the soul of the story.” Sreejith says he has carried the thought with him for 4 years together with pre-production which alone took two-and-a-half years.

A graphic designer, Sreejith is a graduate of Tremendous Arts Faculty, Thiruvananthapuram. He’s additionally the artistic head of Outdated Monks Designs which makes poster designs for movies. Sreejith says he all the time needed to make movies and Outdated Monks was the springboard to get there. For greater than a decade, Outdated Monks has designed posters for Malayalam cinema — from Ustad Resort, Kumbalangi Nights, Virus, Thuramukham, Pada, Bheeshma Parvam to Malik, Jallikkattu and Ee. Ma. Yau to call a couple of. This work paved the best way for Oru Thekkan Thallu Case. 

The movie stars Biju Menon, Roshan Mathew, Nimisha Sajayan and Padmapriya in lead roles. “Because the script was shaping up we knew needed to Bijuettan, Nimisha and Padmapriya. As soon as it was prepared, we selected Roshan. Like Indugopan’s tales, this movie has sturdy ladies characters.”

Padmapriya returns to Malayalam cinema after a spot. For the reason that milieu is ready within the Nineteen Eighties, they needed actors who may mirror that interval, “For example, Padmapriya requested if she ought to cut back weight, however we didn’t need her to because it didn’t warrant it.”

Though the story is ready in Anchuthengu, there was no escaping ‘modernity’ there. Artwork director Dilip Nath meticulously ‘recreated’ the village close to Kodungallur, Thrissur, capturing each small element. As a lot as it’s a trustworthy recreation of the interval, it isn’t rigorous. There’s a sprint of the surreal, Sreejith says. The lighthouse at Anchuthengu is vital to the narrative; “it’s a character and it offers a fairytale-like high quality to the story.” The lighthouse within the movie is the one at Udupi.

From the promotional materials, the movie boasts a wealthy visible high quality. “I’m principally a designer, and every thing is design for me. I’ve designed this movie too,” he explains. 

There have been comparisons to this movie with Ayyappanum Koshiyum, provided that each movies are concerning the battle between two major characters. Sreejith clarifies that Oru Thekkan Thallu Case will not be about two characters, “That is on a a lot bigger canvas, the narrative is grand. There are a number of characters with a number of conflicts right here.”

Oru Thekkan Thallu Casereleases in theatres on September 8 

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