Arun talks more about Marivillin Gopurangal and his future projects in an interview with OTTplay.
Poster of Marivillin Gopurangal, Director Arun Bose
After a hiatus, Arun Bose, a documentary filmmaker and the director of Luca, returns with Marivillin Gopurangal, a family entertainer that will be released in theatres soon. The main actors in this film are Indrajith Sukumaran, Shruti Ramachandran, Vincy Aloshious, and Sarjano.
The director, who debuted as a director with the Tovino Thomas film, is eager to hear what viewers have to say about his most recent work. Arun talks more about Marivillin Gopurangal and his future projects in an interview with OTTplay.
In summary, what is Marivillin Gopurangal all about?
The focus of this comedy film is on two couples based in Kochi and all of the hilarious happenings in their lives. It also looks at the dynamics of modern ideas about marriage and love. The majority of young couples choose to become parents once they achieve financial and professional stability.
Indrajith Sukumaran and Shruti Ramachandran's characters, Shinto and Sherin, likewise have similar ways of thinking. On the other hand, his brother Rony and his partner Meenakshi—who is expecting a child—arrived. The latter's appearance causes an unexpected turn in all of their lives.
The focus is on a well-functioning family. Although Shinto is going through a difficult time in his career, his wife, Sherin, is a supportive partner who runs a small business on her own. Rony is a sensible, well-balanced youngster. Meenakshi, on the other hand, is a self-reliant and vivacious woman who infuses the lives of the other three with her vibrant energy. While I came up with the main idea for the movie, Pramod Mohan wrote the screenplay.
How did you choose to cast these particular actors?
Each of the four main characters in this movie has a distinctive trait. These four artistes make up, in my opinion, the best cast for Marivinllin Gopurangal.
We greatly admire Indrajith Sukumaran for his effortless delivery of comedic material. Shruthi responds to every action taken by the others in a deft and humorous manner. In this movie, we are also celebrating the artiste in Vincy to the fullest. Sarjano, meanwhile, has a charming way of giving a nuanced act. The best parts of this film are all of their performances.
Your previous work Luca was a tragic romantic drama with a thriller undertone. Was it difficult to switch to a comedy film?
The hardest genre, in my opinion, to create is humour, since it needs to be plausible and organic without being overly dramatic. Marivillin Gopurangal was a difficult project for me in that regard. It has been a long-time dream of mine to make a comedy. But for a genre like this, timing and character chemistry are crucial; otherwise, the viewer will find it odd.
My admiration for Charlie Chaplin's films has also partially motivated me to work on a comedy film. Since comedies have elements that make them watchable again, the process of making a comedy film is completely different from that of other genres.
According to you, what other aspects of Marivillin Gopurangal will draw the audience to theatres?
The film has several surprise elements that will surely appeal to the audience. Because of the CGI effects and the parallel narrative led by Indrajith Sukumaran and Minnal Murali-fame Vasisht Umesh, I think kids will enjoy this movie more.
Another notable aspect of this movie that gives audiences a nostalgic sense is the five soundtracks that Vidyasagar composed. Additionally, I can assure you that this is a 100% family entertainer that you can enjoy with your loved ones.
You also direct documentaries. Which do you like better, this kind of storytelling or films?
Although I would rather be primarily recognised as a documentary filmmaker, that does not lessen my passion for films in the slightest. I began my career as a documentary filmmaker. Among my breakthrough works are Pedana Kalamkari and My Paper Boat.
What are your upcoming projects?
Another film, Mindiyum Paranjum, starring Unni Mukundan in a lead role, will be released in theatres soon. It is based on a renowned Malayalam short story. In addition, I am working on a Hindi project, but I cannot disclose too much about it now because discussions are still going on.