Jayaram to play the lead in Salim Kumar’s next directorial
Salim Kumar, apart from being a good actor has also tried his hand in filmmaking. His debut directorial Compartment discussed about the problems of special children. All the lead characters in the movie were done by children who were mentally and physically challenged.
But, in an unusual move, Salim Kumar withdrew the film from theaters as a protest against the lukewarm reception accorded to the film by film-viewers and theater owners.
His second directorial was Karutha Joothan, which was released only last week. The film deals with the Jewish history in Kerala of 2000 years. Salim Kumar’s story for the movie won him a Kerala State Award last year.
According to latest reports, Salim Kumar is gearing up to start works on his third directorial. Reportedly, veteran actor Jayaram will be playing the lead role in this yet to be titled movie. Details about the remaining cast and crew members have not yet been revealed. Salim Kumar is planning to commence the shoot by October. It is still not clear whether this upcoming movie will also be an off beat one similar to Salim Kumar’s previous films.
Jayaram, meanwhile is going through a rough patch. His last release Achayans was an average success in the box office eventhough critics slammed the movie. His next release will be Aakashamittayi, the official remake of Samuthiraknai’s Tamil movie Appa. Aakashamittayi also starring Shamna Kasim and a bunch of kids is expected to hit screens very soon.