Manju Warrier starrer ‘Vettah’ was the last movie directed by late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai. However, his legacy continues with a group of friends who are determined to honour his name by making amazing movies. After the award-winning movie 'Take Off', friends of the late director is all set to come up with the gripping tale of Pallavi, an acid-attack victim. The pooja ceremony of the movie titled ‘Uyare’ directed by Manu Ashok, who is a former associate of Rajesh Pillai' was held recently.
Screen writer Sanjay, of the famous Bobby–Sanjay duo, said that the invisible presence of Rajesh could be felt when his friends joined together for the latest project.
The script of 'Uyare' is prepared by Bobby–Sanjay after their recent movie 'Kayamkulam Kochunni'.
Sanjay talks about the new project and also about the special bond that he shares with it.
Sanjay confessed that they are emotionally attached to the movie which will be directed by debutant Manu. “Manu, who was Rajesh’s associate, was really close to him.
In fact Rajesh used to talk about Manu quite often. He was extremely weak while he was doing 'Vettah' and it was Manu who supported him the most during that time.
Rajesh used to tell me that he wished to let Manu do one of his movies. That is how we arrived at this project. You could say that Rajesh left the world leaving Manu with us. An invisible presence of Rajesh could truly be felt by us,” Sanjay noted.
Manu had invited Rajesh’s wife Megha to click the clapboard and flag off the movie officially. It indeed was an emotional moment as ‘Uyare’ was Manu’s tribute to his mentor and guide. Sanjay hoped that his friend, who is no more, would be watching them and feeling happy.
“We are confident that this would be an amazing movie. It is with great hope that we do every movie. We never commit a movie which we are not sure about. Parvathy plays the lead character named Pallavi in the movie. Pallavi is a girl who dares to dream. She has bigger dreams than any other ordinary girl. The movie traces the life and aspirations of Pallavi,” explains the screen writer.
Parvathy is Pallavi
Sanjay vows that the crew never faced any problems when they cast Parvathy in the movie. “We wanted an actress of her caliber and talent to essay the character. Nothing else mattered to us. Though many criticisms are being raised against Parvathy, it hasn’t affected, in any way, the filming or other works of the movie.”
Sanjay credits the producers Shegna, Sherga and Shenuga as the backbone of the movie. They are the daughters of ace producer and owner of the Grihalakshmi Films, PV
Gangadharan, who bankrolled the superhit movie 'Notebook' which was written by Bobby–Sanjay. Cinematographer Mukesh who cranked the camera for'Njandukalude Naatil
Oridavela' cans ‘Uyare’ as well. The music is by Gopi Sunder, and Mahesh Narayan who directed 'Take Off' is the editor. It is director Manu’s wife Shreya who designs costumes for the actors. “We have a strong team of talented artists working behind this movie,” Sanjay signed off.