Ambalamukkile Visheshangal, the upcoming Malayalam film starring actor Gokul Suresh in the lead role, is a feel-good romantic comedy set in a village, says director Jayaram Kailas.
The film is produced by J Sarathchandran Nair under the Chand Creations banner. Nair has previously produced the Kerala state award-winning film Oru Njayarazhcha. Murali Chand and Barath Chand serve as the co-producer and executive producer, respectively, of Ambalamukkile Visheshangal. The film’s story and screenplay are written by Umesh Krishnan.
One of the songs from the film, Nannavan, sung by Sannidanandan and composed by Ranjin Raj, was recently released on YouTube.
In conversation with Silverscreen India, filmmaker Kailas says that Ambalamukkile Visheshangal revolves around the protagonist (played by Gokul) and his friends. “These youngsters are considered a disgrace in the village. The story follows their efforts to get a good name among the villagers. The film is also about how the protagonist finally confesses his love for the girl who studied with him,” he adds.
The film features a lot of popular character artists from TV and cinema, and some scenes are packed with all the actors, says the director. The cast includes actors Lal, Major Ravi, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Shaheen Siddique, Sajitha Madathil, Biju Kuttan, Sudheer Karamana, Sunil Sukadha, Aneesh G Menon and Ullas Pandalam, among several others.
“While there have been a lot of thriller and dark films in recent times, Ambamamukkile Visheshangal will be a feel-good entertainer for the family audience that portrays serene visuals of the countryside in Palakkad and the simple lifestyle of villagers,” says the filmmaker, who also reveals that it took around a year for Umesh Krishnan to complete the script with a series of enhancements to make the film interesting.
Major portions of Ambamamukkile Visheshangal were shot in Palakkad, with some significant scenes filmed in Guruvayur as well. Kailas says they began filming in July 2019. “The film was shot for around 42 days in Palakkad, Alappuzha, Guruvayur and Thiruvananthapuram,” he adds.
The technical crew includes cinematographer Abdul Raheem, editor Ranjan Abraham and costume designer Stefy Xaviour.
“We were planning to release the film when theatres reopened after the first wave of the Covid-19. However, as the second wave hit the country, we had to postpone the release indefinitely. We are currently waiting for theatres to reopen. If this doesn’t happen in the near future, our last resort will be a direct-to-OTT release,” says the director.
Meanwhile, Kailas, who previously directed Akkaldhamayile Pennu (2015), will next be donning the hat of project designer for the upcoming Malayalam film Kabeerinte Dhivasangal.
On the other hand, Gokul, who was last seen in the 2019 comedy-drama film Ulta, has several projects in the pipeline, including Sayanna Varthakal, Ganganchari, Paapan, and Ethire.