We’re Waiting for the Monsoons to Finish ‘Pathiramanal’: M Padmakumar
Director M Padmakumar who is about to start the shoot of his new film ‘Thiruvambadi Thamban’ with Jayaram in the lead role, has revealed that his Mammootty film ‘Parunthu’ that didn’t do well at the box office, was not a bad film at all. Padmakumar was interacting with a prominent Malayalam medium, when he expressed his opinion on the film.
“It’s true that the film had certain faults. But I don’t believe its a very bad film,” says Padmakumar. “The expectations regarding the film were huge, and there were also comparisons with the Mohanlal film ‘Madambi’ that was released along with it. Regardless of all these, I still like ‘Parunthu’ as a film.”
It was after a long break that Padmakumar was able to stage a comeback with the Mohanlal film ‘Shikar’. Later it was heard that he would soon start a project with Prithviraj in the lead role, that was titled as ‘Pathiramanal’. Prithvi, it was soon heard, would not be a part of the project, and Jayasurya was signed instead for the film. The shoot started, and all on a sudden there was no more news of the film.
When asked what happened to the much anticipated film that was scripted by Babu Janardhan, Padmakumar says that twenty five percent of the shoot is complete. “Jayasurya got injured then, and by then the monsoons had gone away. The story of the film is set in Kuttanad during the monsoons, and hence the rest of the shoot is possible, only when the rains arrive next year.”
The film is said to have an author backed lead role in which Jayasurya plays Jeevan, who arrives on the lookout for the man who had raped his mother. Rima Kallingal is the heroine. The film has been made under the banner of Dhanush Productions.
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