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Prithviraj Sukumaran paints a picture of Jana Gana Mana character Aravind Swaminathan’s past in latest post

The movie, directed by Dijo Jose Antony, is also co-produced by Prithviraj’s production house

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan, Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 05.37 AM, May 09, 2022

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Prithviraj Sukumaran paints a picture of Jana Gana Mana character Aravind Swaminathan’s past in latest post
Prithviraj Sukumaran as Aravind Swaminathan in a still from Jana Gana Mana

Even a week after its release, Jana Gana Mana is running to packed houses. In fact, the number of shows for the film has seen a rise in the past week. While the makers had kept the film’s story under wraps – not even revealing its visuals in the teasers and trailer, they are now slowly unravelling the highlights of the film.

And one of them arguably is the character essayed by Prithviraj Sukumaran. In a social media post shared by the actor on Monday, he gave a glimpse into the past of Aravind Swaminathan, much of which is left unexplained for the team to use it in the sequel.

Sharing a photo of his character of a cop turned lawyer, Prithviraj wrote that six years after being stripped off his IPS badge, he pulled on the black gown again and walked into a courtroom. “Then… he unleashed his fury!” went the caption.

The movie, directed by Dijo Jose Antony and scripted by Sharis Muhammed, revolves around the alleged rape and murder case of college lecturer Saba Mariam, essayed by Mamta Mohandas. Widespread protests by the student community force the authorities to assign the task to ACP Sajjan (Suraj Venjaramoodu), who promises Saba’s mother that he would find the culprits and see that justice is done in a month. However, the manner in which he carried out the justice puts him on trial with Prithviraj’s character Aravind representing the Human Rights Commission.

Talking about the socio-political thriller, Prithviraj in an earlier interview told OTTplay, “Our personal conscience is nurtured and manipulated by various. And then there is a larger picture of social conscience which is also influenced and manipulated by what you see as a society. Jana Gana Mana asks the questions to society as a whole, but doesn’t essentially give answers to that.”

The Malayalam movie, which has been released in other languages as Jana 2022, will drop on Netflix after its theatrical run ends.

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