Salim Kumar to direct Jayaram and Mamta Mohandas!
Actor Salim Kumar actor has tried his hand in filmmaking and has helmed two films – Compartment and Karutha Joothan. Both the movies were offbeat films that discussed about some serious issues. Now, Salim Kumar is changing tracks as his next directorial will be a commercial entertainer.
Jayaram and Mamta Mohandas have been roped in to play the lead roles. This is their fourth film together as they have previously acted in films like Katha Thudarunnu, Njanum Ente Familiyum and Madhuchandralekha. Apart from directing, Salim Kumar will also be playing a prominent role in the upcoming movie.
Salim Kumar’s debut directorial Compartment discussed about the problems of special children. All the lead characters in the movie were played by children who were mentally and physically challenged. But, in an unusual move, he withdrew the film from theatres as a protest against the lukewarm reception accorded to the film by film-viewers and theater owners. His second directorial Karutha Joothan 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.
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. Mamta Mohandas on the other hand is busy shooting for Fahadh Faasil’s Carbon, directed by ace cinematographer Venu.
Alwin Antony of Ananya Films and Dr Zachariah Thomas of UGM Entertainment will be jointly funding the upcoming movie directed by Salim Kumar. The movie is slated to go on floors on October 10.