For those who did not know, noted
director Jayaraj is attempting to make a nava rasa
series. Karunam, which saw the director walking away with
most of the awards is first of this series.
The next movie in this line up is SANTHAM.
Well what is surprising about the movie is that it does
not feature an actor in the male lead but a football
star. So Kerala viewers shall see well known football
player I.M. Vijayan cast in the lead role of this movie.
reportedly the story of a man who kills a close friend,
and deals with the emotional conflicts that go in his
mind after this incident. Highlight will be the
relationship between the two mothers, that is the
killer's and the murdered friends'. One is played by
K.P.A.C Lalitha while the other is by Seema Biswas.
Jayaraj who finds it a challenge to cast non-actors in
the movie. He did it in his earlier Karunam and he does
it again for Santham.
Jayaraj also tried his hands on an out-and-out commercial
venture, MILLENNIUM STARS which
however did not do well at the boxoffice. But he did
manage to get into the records as the First movie to
release in the new millennium when Jayaraj released it
exactly one minute past the midnight of January 1.
The movie has been shot in one start-to-finish schedule
that lasted only 14 days. But the movie has been shot,
completed, and is ready at the editing table. A Christmas
release is being slated for this movie as of now.
However the fate of the movie is not
going to keep the director tensed up as he is already
working out a draft of his next venture which probably
would star Jayaram.