The movie, scripted and directed by AK Sajan, also has Balachandra Menon and Chemban Vinod Jose as part of the cast
Puthiya Niyamam and Asuravithu director AK Sajan has begun work in his next titled Pulimada, which has Joju George, Aishwarya Rajesh and Lijomol as part of the cast. The big budget movie, which will be shot in Wayanad, also has an exciting line-up of technicians including cinematographer Venu and music director Jakes Bejoy.
On the movie, Sajan tells OTTplay, “Joju plays a migrant high-range farmer based in Wayanad; he’s someone who lives in the mist-filled hills of Wayanad and makes his living through farming and hunting wild boars. At one point, an urban girl played by Aishwarya, who was brought up in Abu Dhabi, comes into his life to learn farming. The story evolves when these two people from two totally different terrains come together.”
Aishwarya, who had previously acted in Mollywood films such as Jomonte Suvisheshangal and Sakhaavu, will join the team by January 13. Pulimada will also mark the first Malayalam film of Lijomol, after the success of Jai Bhim. Incidentally, both Lijomol and Joju are also part of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming Tamil anthology Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha, which will begin streaming from January 14.
Pulimada belongs to a dark-humour genre, Sajan tells us. Apart from Joju, Aishwarya and Lijomol, the movie also has Chemban Vinod Jose, Balachandran Menon, Jaffer Idukku, Johny Antony and director Jeo Baby as part of the cast.
The movie will be completed in a single schedule of 60 days in Wayanad. Carbon and Munnariyippu director Venu will be cranking the camera for Pulimada. Venu, himself, has his next directorial Kaapa,lined up for later this year, that has Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manju Warrier, Asif Ali and Anna Ben in the lead.