Indrajith Sukumaran reveals that Jallikattu is an outstanding film
Maverick filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery has been working on ‘Jallikattu’ for the past few months. The movie which is currently in the post-production phase is expected to hit screens shortly. Recently, in an interview to The Cue, Indrajith Sukumaran revealed that he got to watch the movie and felt it’s an outstanding work. The actor was full of praise for Lijo, with whom he has worked in four films. Indrajith firmly believes that Lijo is capable of doing films that even the international audience would be able to relate to.
Lijo’s last two films – ‘Angamaly Diairies’ and ‘Ee Maa Yau’ got widespread acclaim, with the latter winning him the prestigious Silver Peacock award for best director at the Indian International Film Festival of India (IFFI). So expectations are naturally on the higher side for ‘Jallikattu’. The movie starring Antony Varghese in the lead is based on S Hareesh’s short story ‘Maoist’, which discusses about the Maoist situation and a person’s right to freedom, from the point of view of two buffaloes.
According to Lijo, ‘Jallikkattu’ is a satire told with a lot of humour. Taking the crux out of Hareesh’s short story, they have developed a screenplay which explores the beastly side of man. The director is of the opinion that it is an idea that hasn’t been explored much before in Malayalam.
Though the makers are yet to announce the cast, it is said that Vinayakan and Sabumon Abdusamad are also playing major roles in it. The movie’s technical crew comprises of ‘Angamaly Diaries’ composer Prashanth Pillai and cinematographer Girish Gangadharan. Deepu Joseph is handling the edits and Renganaath Ravee is in charge of the sound design.