Veeram successfully enters the second week
After a lot of anticipation, director Jayaraj’s Veeram was released on February 24. The movie, based on the Vadakkan Pattukal from the North Malabar region, is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor has played the role of Chandu Chekavar, a warrior in the movie.
Veeram has successfully entered it’s second week of theatrical run. There is good audience count in most centres especially in multiplexes. Upon release, critics appreciated the team’s efforts to make the movie in such a big canvas within the limits of Malayalam film industry.
Though the plot is familiar to Malayali audience, it’s the treatment and way of presentation that has worked well for the movie. Veeram does not have any kind of similarity to the earlier released movies of the same theme. The setting, geography of the land, visuals and character looks are all entirely different from what we have seen in other movies.
Veeram was made as a multilingual in Malayalam, Hindi and English. Top notch technical values are the major highlight of the movie. Veteran cinematographer S Kumar has cranked the camera while Appu N Bhattathiri handled the edits. Allan Poppleton, who has worked in Hollywood films like Lord of the Rings and Avatar has choreographed the stunts in the movie. Oscar and Emmy award winning make-up artist Trefor Proud is also part of the technical team of Veeram. Award winning composer Jeff Rona, who was a former associate of the legendary Hans Zimmer, has handled the music department.
Chandramohan Pillai and Pradeep Rajan of Chandrakala Arts jointly produced this big budget movie.