Antony Varghese and Vinayakan in Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikkattu
Last day, maverick filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery took to his social media handle to announce his next film, Jallikkattu. The title poster is intriguingly designed with the treatment of mud resembling an acrylic painting. The movie is based on S Hareesh’s short story ‘Maoist’. Reportedly, the story discusses about the Maoist situation and a person’s right to freedom, from the point of view of two buffaloes.
Though the makers have not announced the cast officially, it is almost confirmed that Vinayakan and Antony Varghese will be playing the lead roles. Antony, who was launched by Lijo with Angamaly Diaries, also worked under his production in Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil. Vinayakan has also worked with Lijo in Ee Maa Yau and Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil. Having worked together previously, they all share a wonderful rapport which will definitely reflect on their performances on-screen.
Jallikkattu is scripted jointly by Hareesh and R Jayakumar. Lijo has retained his ‘Angamaly Diaries’ composer Prashanth Pillai and cinematographer Girish Gangadharan for this upcoming movie as well. Deepu Joseph will be handling the edits and Renganaath Ravee is in charge of the sound design. O Thomas Panicker is producing the movie under the banner of Opus Penta.