The movie, which reportedly has Mammootty playing a gangster, is directed by Amal Neerad
The hype for Mammootty and Amal Neerad’s Bheeshma Parvam hasn’t ceded one bit since the superstar’s look from the movie was released earlier this year. While the movie had a start-and-stop schedule due to the second lockdown, they concluded the shoot a month ago and now actor Shine Tom Chacko, who plays a pivotal role in the movie, reveals a few details exclusively to OTTplay.
This is the first time Shine is acting in an Amal Neerad directorial, though he has played supporting roles in Mammootty-starrers such as Unda. “Both of them were planning the sequel of Big B before the pandemic. That movie had a huge canvas and was to be shot in other states and abroad. Compared to that, Bheeshma Parvam is a film set just in Kochi. It’s again a period film set in the late 80s – between 1985 and 1988 – and it’s also made on a limited scale and revolves around a house,” he says.
In spite of planning the locales in contained spaces, Shine says that the team had to face difficulties throughout the shoot. “Sometimes even though we had the government’s permission to shoot in a particular location, the panchayat members or the residents would oppose. So, those issues were there,” says the actor, who will next be seen in Dulquer Salmaan’s upcoming film Kurup.
Shine also tells that he is glad to be part of Amal’s film because the filmmaker had met Mammootty to narrate the script for Big B, which was a game-changer in Malayalam, on the sets of Kamal’s Karutha Pakshikal, in which the actor had served as an assistant director. “After that Amal and I have met and discussed a lot of times, and I was also part of Anju Sundarikal that he had produced. But this is the first time I am acting in his film,” concludes the actor.
Read the full interview: Exclusive! Shine Tom Chacko: Good screenplays give birth to unique characters with scope to perform