Ringing in the good times

Debutant John Varghese’s Adi Kapyare Koottamani, starring Dhyan Sreenivasan and Namitha Pramod in the lead, unfolds in a men’s hostel.

October 08, 2015 10:40 am | Updated 10:40 am IST - Thiruvananthapuram

A still from Adi Kapyare Koottamani

A still from Adi Kapyare Koottamani

Bhanuprasad looks worried as an angry Father Alfred Kattuvilayil stands before him. The priest demands that Bhanu open a locked door. With no other way out, the youngster obliges, albeit reluctantly. Watching the drama unfold is a bunch of students. It is a scene from debutant director John Varghese’s Adi Kapyare Koottamani .

The location is the Government Hostel for Men in the capital city, which is shown as a boys’ hostel in the movie. In the scene are Dhyan Sreenivasan as Bhanuprasad and Mukesh as a priest and warden of the hostel.

“Bhanuprasad has done something wrong and is caught red-handed by the warden. The story unfolds over a period of four days in the hostel. It revolves around a young woman, Adhishtalakshmi (Namitha Pramod), who enters the life of these students,” says John, declining to say more about the subject.

Going by the mood on the set, it seems to be a comedy.“It is!” says a gleeful Namitha. “As there are many youngsters on the set, there is never a dull moment,” adds the actress. She too is tight-lipped about her character.

Dhyan is teaming up with Aju Varghese and Neeraj Madhav again after Kunjiramayanam . Aju plays the role of Bruno and Neeraj is Remo. They are Bhanu’s classmates and stay in the same hostel.

“Bhanu is quite naïve. But that trait always lands him in trouble and that too mainly because of Bruno and Remo, the real troublemakers. The film is more of a comedy thriller than an all-out comedy,” says John. A former assistant director, he has written the script of the movie with Abhilash S. Nair, a college lecturer.

Aju is having a dream run in Mollywood. He adds that many college students will be able to identify with the characters in the movie.

As for his winning combo with Dhyan and Neeraj, he says: “A film’s success is all about team work. Both Dhyan and Neeraj are such talented actors that it is always a pleasure to work with them.”

The movie is produced by Sandra Thomas and Vijay Babu for Friday Film House. Ajay Kachappilly is the cameraman. Music is by Shaan Rahman. Stills are by Mahadevan Thampi. The movie is a Christmas release.

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