Dileep’s Ramaleela is not a mass film
Actor Dileep has had a lean phase with his last few releases; Pinneyum, Welcome to Central Jail and Georgettan’s Pooram failing to do well at the box office. He will be hoping to return back to winning ways with his next release Ramaleela, a political thriller.
Ramaleela will mark the directorial debut of ad filmmaker Arun Gopi. The posters of Ramaleela promise a very intense movie unlike his usual comedy entertainers. The director in a recent interview revealed that it will not be a mass movie.
Dileep is playing the role of a non-practising lawyer, a common man who by circumstances becomes an MLA. The director informed that the movie will reflect Kerala’s contemporary political scenario. However, the political parties in the movie will be purely fictional.
Dileep has previously played the role of politicians in movies like Lion and Nadodi Mannan. But, Ramaleela will be a different kind of movie and the director feels that it is unfair to compare Ramaleela with other political thrillers.
Noted scenarist Sachy has scripted this movie. This is the first time Sachi is scripting for another director after turning a filmmaker with Prithviraj’s superhit romantic movie Anarkali.
Prayaga Rose Martin will be seen as the female lead opposite Dileep. Veteran Kollywood actress Radhika Sarathkumar is making a comeback to Kollywood after two decades by playing Dileep’s mother.
Ramaleela has a very endearing mother- son relationship in the backdrop of political affairs. Renji Panicker is also playing a pivotal role. The cast also includes Mukesh, Salim Kumar, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna and Kalabhavan Shajon in supporting roles.
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Pulimurugan’s cinematographer Shaji Kumar has cranked the camera while Vivek Harshan is in charge of the edits. Gopi Sunder is handling the music department. The movie is produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam’s banner Mulakupadam Films. Ramaleela is slated to hit screens on July 7th.