Ajayante Randam Moshanam, which is helmed by Jithin Lal, kicked off its shoot in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
Last Updated: 08.52 AM, Oct 11, 2022
After a short break, Tovino Thomas is all set for his next adventure, literally. The actor has joined the sets of the long-awaited Ajayante Randam Moshanam in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. The film, which has him essaying three characters for the first time in his career, also marks the Malayalam debut of Telugu actress Krithi Shetty.
In an exclusive chat with OTTplay ahead of the film’s pooja, its director Jithin tells us, “We will begin shooting Maniyan’s portions first, before proceeding to Ajayan and Kunjikelu’s. There will be changes in terms of the looks as well as the physique of each character.”
Genre-wise, the film has multiple genres, he says. However, he clarifies that though the movie is set in different timelines – 1900, 1950 and 1990, it doesn’t involve time travel. “It’s an adventure entertainer,” says Jithin, who will be making his debut as a director with the film. “I have been working on this film for almost six years now. I was the associate director of Godha and we pitched this right after the 2017 film released,” he explains.
The movie will have three heroines – Krithi Shetty, Aishwarya Rajesh and Surabhi Lakshmi. The filmmaker, however, is tight-lipped about which character or timeline each actress’ role belongs to. “We don’t want to give that out right now,” he says.
Basil Joseph plays a pivotal role in the film, which also has Harish Uthaman, Hareesh Peradi, Rohini, Jagadeesh and Pramod Shetty. The technical crew of the film comprises cinematographer Jomon T John, editor Shameer Muhammed, production designer Gokul Das and composer Dhibu Ninan Thomas. Sujith Nambiar has scripted the film, which has additional screenplay by Deepu Pradeep.
“It’s the first Indian film to be shot in Alexa Super 35 camera. We have a lot of sequences that have to be shot at night and this camera facilitates low-light cinematography as well as slow-motion scenes,” says Jithin, adding that the film will also be shot in 3D. This would mark the second Malayalam this year to be shot in the format after Mohanlal’s Barroz: Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure.
Ajayante Randam Moshanam is produced by Dr Zachariah Thomas and Listin Stephen.