Dr Biju Damodaran directed Adrishya Jalakangal, starring Tovino Thomas, is now streaming on Netflix
Dr Biju Damodaran’s anti-war film Adrishya Jalakangal, with Tovino Thomas in the lead, has made its way to Netflix, streaming on the OTT platform from today (December 8). Released in the cinemas on November 24, the film has made its digital debut in less than two weeks of its theatrical release. Earlier, it was screened at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, becoming the first Malayalam movie to be picked for the event’s ‘competition section’.
Tovino Thomas starrer Adrishya Jalakangal is now streaming on Netflix
Tovino, whose films have been doing significantly well at the box office for the past few years, has proven his acting chops once again in Adrishya Jalakangal. The Biju-helmed movie has been widely dubbed as the actor’s best performance to date.
In the anti-war film, Tovino plays a nameless character. For it, he shed weight and made ‘drastic’ changes to his appearance, and then went on to produce the film as well. The critically acclaimed film is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Dr Biju Damodaran directed Adrishya Jalakangal’s plot, cast and crew
In Adrishya Jalakangal, Tovino’s character lives in an abandoned railway coach. After being in a mental asylum, where he was dumped by the police for loitering on the street, he develops the ability to communicate with the dead. For reasons best known to the government, it is preparing for war – no one knows why, when or who the enemy is.
The movie also features Nimisha Sajayan and Indrans in pivotal roles. Tovino has described the film as a “socially driven message that will nudge your hearts and make you ponder as to why… where to and what for”. Its music has been scored by three-time Grammy Award-winning Indian composer Ricky Kej.
Tovino Thomas’ upcoming projects
Meanwhile, the Minnal Murali star will appear in Ajayante Randam Moshanam (ARM), in which he has not one but three roles. In the upcoming Jithin Lal-directed film, he is joined by Krithi Shetty, Basil Joseph, Surabhi Lakshmi and Aishwarya Rajesh. Tovino has also wrapped up shooting for Lal Jr’s Nadikar Thilakam. The actor will now focus on his roles in L2: Empuraan and Identity, the latter coming from the makers of Forensic - Anas Khan and Akhil Paul.