Adi, which has Ahaana Krishna and Shine Tom Chacko, is hitting the screens after a wait of almost two and a half years
Last Updated: 02.07 AM, Apr 13, 2023
The pandemic and consequent backlog of films had thrown a spanner into the works of the release plans for a lot of movies. Up-and-coming actors and directors were among the most affected by this.
Lilli director Prasobh Vijayan’s upcoming movie Adi, which has young actors Ahaana Krishna and Dhruvan in pivotal roles, still had to wait for two and half years for it to hit theatres, despite having the financial backing of superstar Dulquer Salmaan’s production house.
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In a candid chat with OTTplay, Prasobh opened up about how he was the go-to person for the film’s cast and crew during this stressful time when the fate of the movie, which was made during the pandemic, was uncertain due to reasons beyond their control.
“It’s a concerning issue for any actor to be out of work; that assumes precedence over all the other things that the film has endured,” says Prasobh. “I had directed two movies, so I could wait for a few more years. I understood how the system works. But that’s not the case for actors. A film is their last hope; if a movie works, they get another opportunity. I am gutted, for them, that it took two and half years for this film to be released.”
The filmmaker, however, doesn’t blame the movie’s production house at all. “Dulquer also knows this well. He was extremely supportive. He used to tell us regularly that ‘it happens’, ‘it’s not in our hands’. He also was unhappy that the film was delayed. But I can clearly say that the wait will be worth it, especially for Dhruvan and Ahaana who play the main characters along with Shine in Adi,” says the director.
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The movie, which is set to hit theatres on April 14 along with Suraj Venjaramoodu’s Madanolsavam, revolves around an issue a newly-married couple faces and how each of them react differently to the situation.