Jallikattu will explore the beastly side of man: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Lijo Jose Pelissery is currently on an all-time high after bagging the prestigious Silver Peacock award for best director at the recently concluded Indian International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He won the award for the widely acclaimed ‘Ee Ma Yaau’, which also secured him the Kerala State award last year. The director, known for his versatility, is currently working on ‘Jallikkattu’, a new film based on S Hareesh’s short story ‘Maoist’. It discusses about the Maoist situation and a person’s right to freedom, from the point of view of two buffaloes.
In a recent interview with Silverscreen, Lijo revealed some interesting details about the movie. According to him, the movie 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. Lijo believes that it is an idea that hasn’t been explored much before.
Though the makers have not announced the cast officially, it is almost confirmed that Antony Varghese, Vinayakan and Sabumon Abdusamad play the major roles. Recently, Antony had suffered an injury to his face while shooting for an action sequence. After shooting for around a month, the team is currently on a schedule break.
For ‘Jallikkattu’, Lijo has retained his ‘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.