Prithviraj raves about Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Ee Ma Yau!
Maverick filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Ee Ma Yau is a highly anticipated movie. It stars Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan and a bunch of newcomers in major roles. The movie was initially supposed to hit screens on December 1 and a preview show was also held a couple of days (November 29) before that in Kochi. Celebrities heaped extremely positive reviews after the show.
However, the release got pushed much to the disappointment of the audience. The makers decided to release the movie first at the festivals. The postponing came as a big disappointment for the Malayali cinephiles. It is now expected to hit theatres only by June.
Recently, actor Prithviraj watched a special show of Ea Ma Yau and has written a note on his Facebook page showering praise on every single member of the team. His post reads,
Seldom does a film work on so many counts and at such different levels. Lijo Jose Pallisery’s IMAYU is a piece of art that will stand out as a glorious achievement in film making forever and more. To choose a premise that is seemingly insignificant within the wider canvas of society, and make a film on it that connects at such a personal level to anyone and everyone who watches it is sheer genius. #ChembanVinodJose shows you that he occupies a space in our cinema that belongs only to him and #Vinayakan once again reminds you how remarkable talent can be left undiscovered for a very long time. #PaulyValsan will from here on take a path that many of our greats have, and having worked with her, I know it’s time she got her due! #KainakaryThankaraj will haunt you..and that’s the magic of carefully honed skill and years of polishing your own expertise in Kerala’s grossly underrated theatre arena. Add to that, what is now a signature of Lijo’s films…Scores of completely new actors who are so good, that they make you feel like a voyeur in a world that truly belongs to them. I have been a fan of #ShyjuKhalid ever since his first film. But to find imagery against such grave backdrops and yet transform the camera into a participant in every moment of joy, grief, desperation and satire is awe inspiring even by Shyju’s standards. I’m not going to say anything about Lijo. As notoriously elaborate my vocabulary is, I think I’m out of words for him by now. I will sign off though..by saying this much..
May you forever be this crazy my friend!
Lijo Jose Pellissery is a director who is well known for churning out movies with out of the box themes that boasts of a lot uniqueness in treatment. The title Ee Ma Yau itself is a very peculiar one, which is the acronym of Eesho Maryam Ouseph. National award winner PF Mathews has penned the dialogues and screenplay of this movie.
Shyju Khalid, best known for his work in Maheshinte Prathikaram and Idukki Gold, has cranked the camera. Prashanth Pillai, a regular in Lijo Jose Pellissery’s films, is handling the music department. The movie is being produced by Rajesh George Kulangara.