Sets worth Rs 1.50 crores erected for Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri
Suraj Venjaramoodu’s next outing as a lead actor, ‘Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri’, is gearing up for release. The movie directed by Jean Markose of ‘Angels’ fame has Suraj playing the role of Kuttanpilla, a senior police constable. Joselet Joseph has scripted this movie as a family drama.
Suraj plays the role of Plachottil Kuttan Pillai, a 58-year-old police constable. The plot is centred around a series of events that happen in Kuttan Pillai’s house when his relatives – his children, their spouses and extended family – converge at his humble home to attend the annual Shiva Rathri festival.
For shooting the Shivarathri festival portions, the makers erected massive sets to recreate the festive ambience. A whopping Rs 1.50 crores was invested for the set works. The whole sequence was shot in 10 days with around 1500 junior artists. Since it was very taxing to shoot with such huge crowd, the makers hired the services of renowned stunt master Rajasekhar, who has worked in movies like Irumugan, Maasu and Engeyum Epodhum. Unlike Tamil movies, Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri will have realistic fights. These portions are said to be the movie’s major highlight.
Fazil Nazer has handled the cinematography and Shibish K Chandran is in charge of the edits. The movie marks the debut of playback singer Sayanora Philip as a music director. Raji Nandakumar is producing Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri under the banner of Alanghat Productions.