Exclusive! Kunchacko Boban plays a ‘rooted and real’ character in Ashraf Hamza Bheemante Vazhi
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Exclusive! Kunchacko Boban plays a ‘rooted and real’ character in Ashraf Hamza’s Bheemante Vazhi

The movie, which also has Chinnu Chandini as part of the cast, is set to hit theatres soon

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 14, 2021
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Chinnu Rajan, Kunchacko Boban and Chemban Vinod on the sets of Bheemante Vazhi

When most of his contemporaries have opted for at least one direct-to-OTT release, Kunchacko Boban’s films this year have hit theatres first – be it the much-acclaimed Nayattu or Nizhal. His upcoming film Bheemante Vazhi, which is helmed by Thamaasha director Ashraf Hamza and scripted by actor Chemban Vinod Jose, too will release in theatres.

While there were reports that the movie will hit theatres on November 19, the director dismisses this. “We completed the shoot on February 5 and after that we had a lot of time for post production. We are trying as much as possible to release it in theatres, but we don’t know how the situation would be when cinema halls reopen and the producers are also anxious about that. The reason we have waited so far is to release it in theatres,” he says, adding that a release date is yet to be confirmed.

Talking about the movie which also has Chinnu Chandini, Chemban, Jinu Joseph and Nirmal Palazhi, the director says, “It’s a true entertainer; it doesn’t deal with lofty concepts or themes. We are all going through bigger things in life now during the pandemic and so the sole intention behind Bheemante Vazhi is to entertain.”

Ask him if it will be in the same vein as Thamaasha, which was packaged as an entertainer but dealt with several issues including body shaming, and he says, “I believe it’s entirely different from Thamaasha and in fact, I think this is even lighter than my debut film.”

The makers had earlier revealed that Chinnu plays a judo trainer in the film. On Kunchacko’s role in the movie, Ashraf, who has also co-scripted Tovino Thomas’ Thallumala, says, “It’s not a deep character per se, but he plays a very rooted and real person. Everyone decides their right and wrong. Chackochan’s character travels based on what he thinks is right and wrong, and because of that he might get hurt for various reasons. He portrays realistic emotions in the movie.”

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