VALLEEM THETTI PULLEEM THETTI THEATRE LIST
VALLEEM THETTI PULLEEM THETTI THEATRE LIST : The film has a quirky title, hinting at a comedy of errors. But Rishi Sivakumar disagrees, and terms his debut a ‘retro-modern entertainer’. “In ‘Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti’ we have tried to present the past era in a modern style. The film has all the flavours to make it a feel-good entertainer including a dose of suspense. It’s the story of a village featuring a volley of characters and sub-plots,” says the director.
Set against the backdrop of rural Palakkad, ‘Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti’ is woven around Sreedevi Talkies, a countryside cine-house, and the 10-day-long local festival. “The main events in the film take place during the early 90s, a period when Kerala was waking up to the waves of globalisation,” says Rishi.
The USP of the film is its lead pair Kunchako and Shamili, also marking the Mollywood debut of the actress. Kunchako Boban plays Vinayachandran, the projector operator at the talkies. “Vinayan and his gang of friends connect everything with films and the talkies is more like a second home for them,” he says. Shamili appears as Sreedevi, the daughter of a local bigwig. “One major aspect of the plot is Vinayan’s romance with Sreedevi. Sreedevi is a character who hardly steps out in public and we wanted a fresh face for that. When we couldn’t find a newbie, it was Kunchako who came up with the name of Shamili,” he says.
He adds that the film will have Kunchako in a never-seen-before avatar, “it’s not a role limited to humour, drama or action. You will feel some freshness in body language as he has shed nearly 10 kilos for the film. ‘Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti’ will be a visual and musical treat as well.” Another key role in the film is handled by Manoj K Jayan who steps into the role of ‘Neeru’ (weaver ant). While Renji Panickar and Suresh Krishna handle other important roles, Saiju Kurup, Krishna Shankar and and Seema G Nair are also part of the cast. ‘Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti’, produced by Faizal Latheef under the banner of Achappu Movie Magic, is to hit the screens today.