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Exclusive! Bermuda has a fun narrative while still being socially relevant: TK Rajeev Kumar

Bermuda, which has Shane Nigam and Vinay Forrt in the lead, is set to hit theatres on August 19

Exclusive! Bermuda has a fun narrative while still being socially relevant: TK Rajeev Kumar
Vinay Forrt and Shane Nigam in a still from Bermuda
  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 02.38 AM, Aug 12, 2022

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The recent influx of people in theatres in Kerala after a lull seems to give a huge boost of confidence to the makers of films that are made with limited budgets and feature actors that aren’t superstars. Director TK Rajeev Kumar is one among them, as he awaits the release of his upcoming movie Bermuda, which has Shane Nigam and Vinay Forrt in the lead.

On the movie, the veteran filmmaker tells OTTplay, “Bermuda has a fun narrative, while also having a socially-relevant content that runs in parallel. That’s why we hint there is a mystery element. But it’s not a thriller.”

The film revolves around the life of a youngster named Indugopan, essayed by Shane. “In a nutshell, it’s about a unique complaint that he files in a Janamaithri police station and how its sub inspector Joshua (Vinay Forrt), who was a former Kerala football team player, probes the case,” says the director. “I believe this will be an engaging film for the audience. Both Shane and Vinay have performed brilliantly in the movie.”

Bermuda’s music, which is composed by Ramesh Narayan, also has a huge role to play in the movie, explains Rajeev Kumar. “Not just the songs, even the background score has a character. We have basically used a lot of wind instruments in the movie,” he says.

Ask him if filmmakers now have to also consider that tastes of the audience post pandemic while making films and he says, “Based on the current trend, people are interested in coming to the theatres only if movies have something new to offer. People are reluctant to come for run-of-the-mill films. So, there’s a sustained effort to make movies with different stories. People think the audience only come to theatres to watch big films like RRR, Vikram and KGF. But that’s not the case, especially for regional cinema.”

The director explains that since the pandemic, the audience has now become used to watching films on OTTs. “There’s that mindset that a theatrical release will anyway stream on OTT in a month or two. But I believe it will change eventually. If you see movies like Malayankunju and Mahaveeryar attracted people to theatres and more big films are in store. So, slowly people are coming back to theatres,” he says, adding that he is hopeful people will watch Bermuda too when it releases in theatres on August 19.

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