Apart from being a good actress, Manju Warrier is a great personality: Amala Akkineni
Manju Warrier’s latest release C/O Saira Banu is continuing it’s successful run in all the release centres. The movie, directed by debutant Antony Sony, was a very special one it was the comeback vehicle of yesteryear actress Amala Akkineni to Malayalam cinema after 26 long years.
Amala Akkineni, who was one of the leading actresses of the South during the 80s and 90s, was away from movies after her marriage with actor Nagarjuna. Amala is one of the very few actresses of her generation who has acted in all major Indian languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
C/O Saira Banu had two talented actresses, Manju Warrier and Amala share screen space with each other. In a recent interview, Amala was all praise for Manju Warrier. She said that, apart from being a good actor, Manju is a great personality. She has some very fond memories with Manju from the sets of C/O Saira Banu.
Meanwhile, the movie released on March 17, is has been getting positive word of mouth from the audience. Critics have rated it as a decent watch that can be enjoyed with families.
Manju Warrier has played a post woman in the movie while Shane Nigam is seen as her adopted son, Joshua Peter. In her comeback movie, Amala played the role of Annie John Tharavady, an advocate in the movie. It was a powerful character that demanded someone of her stature and Amala delivered a commendable performance.
Manju Warrier’s performance as the Saira Banu is considered by many as her best after she made the sensational comeback in 2014. Eventhough her performance could not match up to those in her prime time, it’s certainly her best in recent times.
C/O Saira Banu is scripted by newbie RJ Shaan and Bipin Chandran has written the dialogues. Cinematography is handled by Abdul Rahim while Sagar Dass is in charge of the edits. Mejo Joseph is the music director. Eros International has bank rolled the movie.