Bhayanakam: Renji Panicker to play the lead in Jayaraj’s next after Veeram
National award winning filmmaker Jayaraj is teaming up with Renji Panicker for his next film in the Navarasa series. The movie titled as Bhayanakam is adapted from two chapters in legendary Thakazhi Shivashankara Pillai’s epic novel, Kayar. Renji Panicker will be seen in the role of a postman while Asha Sharath will play Gowri Kunjamma, a prominent character from Thakazhi’s novel.
Jayaraj started his ambitious nine-film Navarasa series in 2000 with Shantham, which won the National award for best feature film. He later made Karunam, Bhibatsa (Hindi) and Adbhutam. The last one in the series, Veeram, was released earlier this year. Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor played the lead role in the film which was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth based on the Northern ballads or Vadakkan pattukal of Malabar region.
In the upcoming movie Bhayanakam, the director will be exploring the emotion of fear and pain. Renji Panicker plays the role of a postman, who is a former soldier who had taken part in the First World War. Asha Sharath’s character Gowri Kunjamma’s two sons are also soldiers and are deployed at the Second World War’s battle front. The movie will explore their anxiety and fear during the war period.
Director Jayaraj in a recent interview has said that the movie offers great scope for performance for both Renji Panicker and Asha Sharath. Senior musicians Arjunan master and Sreekumaran Thampi will be collobarating for this movie.