Rama Sethu: Jayasurya’s film based on Metro Man E Sreedharan to begin in October
Aa reported by us earlier, Jayasurya will be starring in ‘Rama Sethu’, a film based on the life of Metro Man, E Sreedharan. VK Prakash will be directing the movie and it is scripted by S Suresh Babu. Arun Narayan is producing the film and the makers have roped in veteran Ravi K Chandran to wield the camera. Pre-production works for this ambitious film is currently progressing and the makers are planning to start shooting in October.
E Sreedharan is credited for changing the face of public transport in India. He is well known for his efficient leadership in building the Konkan Railway, Delhi Metro and Kerala’s own Kochi Metro. Interestingly, scenarist Suresh Babu had earlier planned another film titled ‘Arabi Kadalinte Rani – The Metro Woman’ with Rima Kallingal as the lead. It was about Lalitha, an ordinary textile worker, and her attempts to meet her idol E Sreedharan. M Padmakumar was supposed to direct the film but it got dropped.
Suresh Babu later adapted the screenplay to develop it as a full fledged biopic. In ‘Rama Sethu’, the focus will be on Sreedharan’s professional journey and since it has a biopic nature, the movie will traverse multiple timelines. Jayasurya will be portraying his life from the age of early 30s to 80s. The story will be told from the perspective of two characters – Uthaman, a railway canteen employee, and his daughter Lathika, the same old textile worker. The story will explore how Sreedharan inspired Uthaman and his family.
Jayasurya meanwhile has a couple of exciting projects in his kitty like ‘Vellam’, ‘Aposthalan’ and an ambitious two-part film based on ‘Kadamattathu Kathanar’. Third instalment in the ‘Aadu’ franchise is also in the pipeline.