Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who completed his golden jubilee in the film industry on Wednesday, marked the iconic milestone by beginning the shoot of his 12th feature film in Thirunanthapuram. Like always, the modest filmmaker insists that he feels like he is doing his first film.
“If you ask me how I feel today, I will say, I feel like I am making my first film,” said the 74 year old said while getting ready for the shoot the first scene of his latest Malayalam film titled “Pinneyum.”
Adoor as he is popularly known, in a departure from the routine has cast the popular Mollywood pair of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in his new film.
When asked why he went for a change pat came the reply: ” Everything is new, is it not? It all depends on what I need and this time I felt, this is what I needed.”
Lead actor Dileep said its a dream role.
“Yes, I am definitely excited, as to act in a film of Adoor sir is a dream of any actor. I am happy,” Dileep said as he disappeared into the dressing room.
This is not the first time Adoor has cast top actors Malayalam actors in his film. He has cast Mamooty in three of his films.
Adoor’s film tells a love story with a difference but will not have the ingredients seen in a typical romantic film.
The shoot began early on Wednesday at a state owned institute in Kerala’ capital. The first scene filmed was Dileep facing an interview board.
Former Kerala Chief Secretary, CP Nair, Editor of the Hindu in Kerala, C. Gouridasan Nair and Editor of Asianet News, Radhakrishnan MG also play cameo in the film. The trio comprised the interview board along with actor Parvathy.
Adoor’s new one comes after a gap of eight years, with the last one being “Oru Pennum Randaanum (A Climate for Crime)”, which was a 115-minute long feature film which opened in 2008.
Adoor who won the Phalke award in 2004 began his career in 1965 with a short titled “A Great Day.” Since then he has scripted and directed eleven features and about thirty shorts and documentaries.
“We expect to complete the shoot in a month’s time and the post production is being done here itself,” added Adoor.
Among the others who will don the grease paint are Nedumudi Venu, Indrans, Vijayaraghavan, KPAC Lalitha among others.
M.J. Radhakrishnan cranks the camera and the film is produced by Baby Mathew.