Harisree Ashokan starrer Haasyam selected for the 23rd edition of Shanghai International Film Festival
Multiple-award Jayaraj’s latest film movie ‘Haasyam’ has been selected for the 23rd edition of Shanghai International Film Festival. Veteran actor Harisree Ashokan plays the lead role in the film. It will be screened in the Panorma section of the festival, scheduled to be held from July 18 to 27. The film festival will be held in strict adherence to the guidelines for public gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is learnt that there won’t be any foreign delegates at this year’s festival because of the restriction in international air traffic.
‘Haasyam’ is the eighth film in director Jayaraj’s Navarasa series. ‘Shantham’, ‘Karunam’, ‘Bhibatsa’, ‘Adbutham’ (unreleased), ‘Veeram’, ‘Bhayanakam’ and ‘Roudram’ are his other films in the series. Among them, the last two ones — ‘Bhayanakam’ and ‘Roudram’ had won widespread acclaim. ‘Bhanayakam’ won Jayaraj awards at the National level for Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay.
‘Hasyam’ scripted by Jayaraj himself is a dark comedy. The film has Harisree Ashokan playing a character named Japan, who performs odd jobs including arranging cadavers and supplying organs for medical students. Sabitha Jayaraj, Shiny Sarah, KPAC Leela, Ullas Pandalam, Vavachan and PM Madhavan are also part of the cast. Vinod Ilampally has cranked the camera.