Kochi, March 23 (IANS) Celebrated filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who has completed his golden jubilee in the Malayalam film industry, has cast the popular Mollywood pair of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in his new film titled “Pinneyum” that begins shooting on May 11.
Gopalakrishnan on Wednesday showcased the pair here and said that he always thinks differently and decided to feature them in his new film, which is a love story with a difference and one that will be devoid of conventional ingredients.
“The shoot will begin on May 11th in the capital city,” said Adoor to reporters here, but refused to reveal more about the story.
Gopalakrishnan’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 released in 2008.
His career began in 1965 with a 20 minute short fiction film titled “A Great Day” and since then he has scripted and directed eleven feature films and about thirty short films and documentaries.
“I am very excited with this new film and always wanted to act in a film of Adoor and this came unexpectedly,” said Dileep.
Kavya said that the best thing while acting in a Gopalakrishnan film that is one needs to be just blank at the set.
“He (Gopalakrishnan) explains everything from start to finish on what to do in a particular scene,” said a happy Kavya.
Among the others who will don the grease paint are Nedumudi Venu, Indirans, Vijayaraghavan, KPAC Lalitha among others. M.J. Radhakrishnan is roped in as the cinematographer for the film.
The shooting is expected to be completed in a month’s time.