Pothu: Lijo Jose Pellissery clarifies about rumored movie with Nivin Pauly and Antony Varghese
Lijo Jose Pellissery is one of the most revered filmmakers in Malayalam cinema at present. Recently, social medias were abuzz about the director planning a movie named Pothu with young stars Nivin Pauly and Antony Varghese as the leads. The news was celebrated widely by fans and cinephiles but the director has now come out dismissing these reports as completely baseless.
Lijo Jose Pellissery is currently basking in the glory of his latest release Ee Maa Yau. The movie which hit screens on May 4 has been rated by many as his finest work till date. National award winner PF Mathews has scripted the movie based on the lives of people who live in the coastal area. The narrative is primarily centred around a death and subsequent events that happen during a funeral. Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose and Dileesh Pothan play the lead roles in the movie.
Ee Maa Yau, which is actually the acronym of Eesho Maryam Ouseph, won a total of three awards at the State level last year. While Lijo Jose Pellissery bagged the award for best director, Poly Valsan was honoured with the best supporting actress award and Renganaath Ravee as the best sound designer. Amidst the critical acclaim, the movie is also doing good business at the box office.
As of now, Lijo Jose Pellissery has not made an announcement regarding his next project. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.