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Suraj Venjaramoodu on Heaven: I’m a huge fan of thrillers, but this movie stood out from the rest

The Jana Gana Mana actor will once again be seen playing a cop in the upcoming Unni Govindraj directorial

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 06.34 AM, Jun 13, 2022

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Suraj Venjaramoodu on Heaven: I’m a huge fan of thrillers, but this movie stood out from the rest
Suraj Venjaramoodu in a still from Heaven

Even as viewers across India are raving about Suraj Venjaramoodu’s performance as a cop in Jana Gana Mana, which began streaming on Netflix earlier this month, the actor is gearing up for the release of Heaven that again has him donning the khaki.

The movie, helmed by debutant filmmaker Unni Govindraj, has the National Award-winning actor playing a circle inspector named Peter Kurushingal. Talking about the film at a press meet held in Kochi during the weekend, Suraj said, “It’s an investigative thriller revolving around a crime that happens in a place that is almost like heaven. The entire film is told in a thrilling mood and has a wonderful climax. In the recent times, there have been a lot of thrillers but this is different from those.”

On playing a police officer in back-to-back films, Suraj said he had signed Jana Gana Mana two years ago and Heaven only recently. It just happened that both movies released in the space of two months.

“I am someone who enjoys thrillers and so when I found a script that stood out from the usual films of the genre, I chose it and decided to play a cop again (after Jana Gana Mana),” he said. “The character also has different shades, and emotionally I was satisfied playing this role.”

The movie is co-scripted by Unni and PS Subramaniam, who is also a circle inspector. “The film has a lot of incidents based on his experience, but it’s all presented in a cinematic manner with a lot of twists that the audience can enjoy in theatres,” said Suraj.

Heaven, which also has Jaffer Idukki, Alencier Ley Lopez, Sudev Nair and Deepak Parambol, is set to hit theatres on June 17.

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