The movie, which is directed by debutant Shan Thulaseedharan, also has Surabhi Lakshmi, Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Harishree Ashokan and Ramesh Pisharody
In the next few months, Malayalam audiences would be treated to several thrillers based on real-life incidents. While Dulquer Salmaan’s Kurup and Asif Ali’s Kuttavum Shikshayum have already finished their post-production work, another movie led by Indrajith Sukumaran titled Anuradha Crime No. 59/2019 is currently in its final stage of dubbing.
Talking to OTTplay about the movie, its debutant director Shan Thalaseedharan, who has also co-written the script with Jose Thomas Polackal, says, “It’s a crime thriller based on a true story, which hasn’t been discussed much. When a person dies, it is often talked about but if it’s someone that is not known to the people, the conversations die down fast.”
Further on the film’s plot, the director explains, “We are trying to tell the changes that happen to people’s lives after they are misunderstood by society. What I am trying to say with the movie is that, the parents should be the ones who should precisely know what happened to their daughter and their version should be trusted more than others who speculate.”
Indrajith once again plays a police officer in the film. “His character Peethambaran is a circle inspector, who is part of Crime Branch’s Work Arrangement section. He is a family man, whose life revolves around his mother, wife and daughter. The respect that he gives to the women in his life reflects in his interactions with other women too. Those who help his character in the movie are members of Sthree Shakti, angawadi teachers and sex workers,” explains the director.
Anu Sithara and Surabhi Lakshmi play equally pivotal characters, he says. “Till the interval, the question is ‘Who is Anuradha who had passed away?’” Shan explains.
On working with Indrajith in the film, he says, “It was almost like Indraettan shared his wealth of experience with me. We used to discuss everything.”
The movie also has Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Harishree Ashokan, Ramesh Pisharody, Surabhi Santosh and Hareesh Kanaran. The movie, which completed filming by March, was extensively shot in Njeezhoor. It was also one of the last few films that actor Anil Nedumangad was part of.
On the release plans of the movie, the filmmaker tells us, “The producers of the movie have seen the dubbed version and he is happy with it. With theatres also set to reopen soon, he will take a decision on the viable mode of release.” The film is backed by Angelina Antony, Shareef MP, Syam Kumar S and Sino John Thomas.