Joining the list of upcoming children’s films is Monkey Donkey, written and directed by Abhianand and Saleesh Subramaniam. The film is pitched as a fun-filled travel story, and stars child actors Uvina and Sriram.
The first-look poster was released by composer Anirudh Ravichander yesterday. The poster features four people in a jungle, running from a wild elephant. Actors MR Kishore Kumar, Kaali Venkat, Bose Venkat, Yogjapee, Vandana and others star in the film.
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Director Abhinand, who is a former assistant of Jeethu Joseph, told Silverscreen, “It’s a travelling movie that is both humourous and emotional. The story is about a daughter whose single father is always busy and doesn’t take her travelling. She goes on a trip to a jungle with two people and a boy, played by Sriram, and the story revolves around how they get stuck there for a night.”
The film is a children’s entertainer, but is also said to look at how parents’ focus on money makes them ignore other aspects of their family’s and children’s lives. It was shot across Theni, Vagamon and Kochi. Post-production is on, and release can be expected in the next three months.
Producer Hasheer of Rooby Films said in a statement, “Travel has always been everyone’s interest and is fun; it brings relaxation and amusement. Many a time, it is a means to unite family and friends. When Abhianand and Saleesh narrated the story of Monkey Donkey, I could visualise these aspects.”
Sooraj S Kurup composes music for the film, and others in the technical crew include Kannan for cinematography, Rizal Jainy for editing, Rajeesh K Surya for art direction and Sangeeth for lyrics.
Meanwhile, other children’s films under production this summer include the Arya-Sayessha starrer Teddy, a film titled Pizhai, starring Ramesh of Kaaka Muttai fame in the lead, and director Ravi Basrur’s Girmit in Kannada, which is releasing as Podi Mass in Tamil and Malayalam.