Jayasurya’s Sunny is the only Indian film to be selected for 2021 Calella Film Festival, Spain
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Jayasurya’s Sunny is the only Indian film to be selected for 2021 Calella Film Festival, Spain

The movie, directed by Ranjith Sankar, is a one-actor movie that released on Amazon Prime Video last week

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Sep 29, 2021
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Jayasurya in a still from Sunny

The accolades are pouring in for director Ranjith Sankar and actor Jayasurya’s experimental venture Sunny, which released on Amazon Prime Video recently. The film has now been selected to be screened at this year’s Calella Film Festival, Spain.

Director Ranjith revealed the news that the one-actor movie, which revolves around an aspiring musician named Sunny who undergoes a week-long quarantine amid the pandemic, is the only Indian film in the festival and has been selected in the competition section. He congratulated the entire team for the achievement.

The movie, which has Jayasurya playing the lead character of Sunny, showcases how he battles his inner demons and regains hope in isolation through his interactions with people from his past and also strangers.

While the visuals focus extensively on Jayasurya, the audience also gets to hear other characters and see fleeting glimpses of them. Mamta Mohandas, Innocent, Shritha Sivadas, Siddique, Sshivada and Aju Varghese are some of the actors who are also part of the movie, which has cinematography by Madhu Neelakantan.

In an earlier interview with us, Jayasurya had talked at length about Sunny. “I am probably the only person in the world to have acted alone in his 100th film. That’s a huge blessing. If we had done it as just a gimmick, the movie wouldn’t have had a soul. But when all of us collectively wished to come up with something different, it also motivated us to take up that challenge. Though we are making the film, we are also those who are watching it. So, we wanted to ensure that it doesn’t bore the audience and it progressed at an engaging pace. The movie has all of those elements,” he said.

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