Lal Jose and Aashiq Abu to bring small films before the audience
Malayalam Cinema is going through a new phase now in which films getting noticed and get succeeded at box office irrespective of the presence of stars or big names associated with it. Subject taking the center stage and it is a good thing indeed for the industry. But, still there are films get ignored which are very small in budget and there is also a trend that if a small film gets an award before its release, distributors and theater owners refuses to take up that film only because they thinks that people don’t want to see award winning movies.
Now, two directors who came from the same school (both were worked as assistant directors of veteran director Kamal), is all set to bring about a change in the above mentioned trend. Lal Jose and Aashiq Abu it is and they are all set to distribute small films here in Mollywood.
Aashiq Abu is distributing the movie named Ozhivu Divasathe Kali directed By Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. The film will hit the screens on June 17. Ozhivu Divasathe Kali is based on the short story of Unni R and it had won several awards already. But the film will not have any stars in it and the team behind the film was finding it difficult to get a distributor for this movie. That time Aashiq Abu stepped in to the scene and agreed to distribute the film.
Lal Jose is distributing a movie named Lens directed by a newcomer named Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan. That film also will hit the selected screens here on June 17. Lal Jose said that he had watched the film and felt that such a socially relevant well-made film have to get a chance to be screened before the audience. Lal Jose’s LJ films always supported newcomers and young film makers. LJ films had distributed films like Neram, 1983, KL10 Pathu etc which are the maiden ventures of film Makers like Alphonse Puthran, Abrid Shine, Muhsin Parari etc.
Anyway, this move by Aashiq Abu and Lal Jose have to become a model to be followed by others as well. Because it will help to encourage young and new faces who have creative talents in them. It will definitely make our film industry to grow towards another level in terms of its quality.