On Location: Law Point - Case of the strange client

Kunchacko Boban and Namitha Pramod in Law Point   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

“So, how do you feel?” says Kunchacko Boban. He is sitting on a beanbag and talking to Namita Pramod in a cosy house. She turns to him with a TV remote in her hand and has a long conversation with him. It’s one of the scenes in director Lijin Jose’s Law Point, the shooting of which is going on inside a house near Thammanam in Kochi.

“Although I can’t throw much light on the storyline as it will kill the surprise in the film, I can tell you that this is about Sathya (Kunchacko Boban), a lawyer, and his client, Maya (Namita Pramod). He comes from an affluent family and his activities are mostly outside the court. He tries to settle cases out of court. In the course of his work, he meets Maya, a college student, in connection with a case. This is actually a mind game between the male and female leads,” says Lijin, who made his debut with Friday that released last year.

The movie tracks two people from an urban milieu with different attitudes towards life and work. Both of them are at two ends of the political spectrum.

“They are not too conventional and have their own motives, the relevance of which will be explained in the film. There is a tinge of humour but the film handles a serious issue,” says the director.

The scene being canned by Neil D' Cunha shows Sathya’s discussions in Maya’s house. She presents her case to him in detail.

“I have never played a lawyer on screen before. Sathya is a successful lawyer,” says Kunchacko. The actor has a hectic schedule with two releases, Sohanlal's Kadha Veedu and Vysakh’s Vishudhan, in the coming weeks. “On a lighter vein, though I never seriously thought about becoming a lawyer in real life, I have been a mediator whenever my friends had an issue,” he laughs.

Namitha is also on a high with two back to back hits – Vysakh’s Sound Thoma and Lal Jose’s Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum. She had played the lead with Kunchacko in Pullippulikalum…

“However in this film, I play a city girl unlike the rustic character in Pullippulikalum… She is quite different from all the roles I have done so far,” says the confident teenager, a Plus Two student in Thiruvananthapuram.

The action shifts to Cherupushpam Studios at Udayamperoor the following day where a doctor's consultation room has been set. Praveena plays a gynaecologist and Shari, who is cast as Kunchacko's mother in the film, has come to meet her. In the cast are Nedumudi Venu, Pratap Pothen, Joy Mathew, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Riya Saira.

Law Point is being produced by David Kachappally. Music has been composed by Mejo Joseph. Stills are by Anup Chacko.

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