Prithviraj plays an irresponsible medical student who mends his ways in Lal Jose’s Ayalum Njanum Thammil.
A room near the entrance to Netto’s bungalow at Edakochi is getting a facelift. In a matter of minutes, the room is converted into the interiors of Dr. Ravi Tharakan’s quarters. Prithviraj plays the lead character of Ravi in director Lal Jose’s Ayalum Njanum Thammil, the shooting of which is happening there.
Lal Jose says that the film is an emotional drama that unfolds in a ‘medical’ backdrop. “It is the story of how an irresponsible medical student changes his attitude under the guidance of his mentor.”
Ravi and Vivek (Narain) are childhood friends who studied medicine together. Ravi had an affair with a college mate and though he wanted to continue there, he had to leave to fulfil the demands of a bond, as his father was not ready to cough up Rs.5 lakh to free him from it. Meanwhile, Vivek paid the amount and evaded the bond.
Ravi starts working in a hospital in the border area, where he meets a senior doctor named Samuel (Prathap Pothen). Under Samuel’s positive influence, Ravi changes for the better.
Among the female characters, Sainu (Samvrutha Sunil) is Ravi’s junior at the medical college, Supriya (Remya Nambeesan) is a colleague at the hospital where he is working and Diya (Rima Kallingal) is the chairman's personal secretary at a hospital that Ravi joins later. The scene to be shot has Prithviraj dressing a wound on his hand all by himself. He is sporting a beard and poses for some stills.
Bobby and Sanjay, who recently won the State film award for their script Traffic, have written this film. Although Bobby is a medical practitioner, he clarifies that there are no autobiographical elements in this story.
“I play a successful cardio thoracic surgeon in the movie. But the film is not about what he is today. It is about the journey of a medical student who didn’t take life seriously. It’s not a film about his achievements but about his journey in self-discovery,” says Prithviraj, now ready to face the camera, as the unit gets ready to can the shot.
Ayalum Njanum Thammil is being produced under the banner of Prakash Movie Tone and is scheduled for release this October.
Jomon T. John is the cinematographer and Ouseppachan scores the music.
Still photographer is Sinat Savier.