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UNVEILING A MYSTERY: `Detective,' which has Suresh Gopi in a double role, is being shot in and around Thodupuzha and Kochi.
UNVEILING A MYSTERY: `Detective,' which has Suresh Gopi in a double role, is being shot in and around Thodupuzha and Kochi.

VIJAY GEORGE

Suresh Gopi plays the investigator and the accused in Jeethu Joseph's film `Detective.'

Viewers are used to watching Suresh Gopi's characters on screen tackle any number of tough villains. Fans of the star can watch him do the same with élan in debutant director Jeethu Joseph's film `Detective,' the shooting of which is going on near Ambalamedu house, on the premises of FACT in Ernakulam. After the scene is filmed, Suresh admits that such scenes are physically demanding but he feels that it is worth the effort if the impact on the screen is good. The director, who has also scripted the film, is quick to add that `Detective,' a thriller, is not a mere action film. He says that it focusses on the investigating officer's painstaking efforts to unveil a mystery. "Instead of relying on bombastic dialogues or action alone, investigating officer Shyamaprasad depends on his intellect to solve the case. "The film is about the probe into the mystery behind the suicide of a woman (Sindhu Menon). Shyamaprasad is the half-brother of Mohan Kumar, who was married to Sindu. Mohan Kumar is an up-and-coming politician. Suresh Gopi dons the roles of both Shyamaprasad and Mohankumar, in the film," says Jeethu.

A challenge

Suresh Gopi, who has played double roles in films such as `Randam Bhavam' says that it is a challenge to play the accused and the detective at once. `Detective' is being produced by Mahe under the banner of Superstar films. "There are no songs in the film and strength of the film is likely to be its style of narration," says Mahe, who is also the producer of the Dilip starrer `Chess.' The shooting of `Detective' is being completed in Thodupuzha and Kochi. The cast includes Madhu Warrier, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sai Kumar, Devan, Cochin Haneefa and Prem Prakash. The camera has been wielded by Anandakuttan, and the stills are by Mohan Surabhi. The film, distributed by Super Release, will reach the cinemas on February 9.


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