Jallikkattu gears up for release; Phars Films bag the Middle East rights
Lijo Jose Pellissery’s ‘Jallikattu’ has been in the making for nearly a year and it is one film that it unanimously awaited by Malayali as well as non-Malayali cinephiles. If reports are to be believed, the movie will hit screens in October. Phars Films have already bagged the Middle East distribution rights.
‘Jallikkattu’ was recently watched by celebs like Indrajith Sukumaran, Geetu Mohandas and Anurag Kashyap and they all had high words of praise for it. Since Lijo’s last two films – ‘Angamaly Diairies’ and ‘Ee Maa Yau’ got nationwide attention, expectations are huge on ‘Jallikattu’.
The movie starring Antony Varghese and Sabumon in major roles is based on S Hareesh’s short story ‘Maoist’. It discusses about the Maoist situation and a person’s right to freedom, from the perspective of two buffaloes. According to Lijo, ‘Jallikkattu’ is a satire told with lot of humour. Taking the crux out of Hareesh’s short story, they have developed a screenplay which explores the beastly side of man.
Official announcement regarding the exact release date is expected to be made soon.