A trendsetter

That the folks in the film fraternity are a troubled lot was evident in the body language of those who addressed the media after the pooja of a new film in Kochi on Thursday. They appeared concerned, maybe because the magic formula for success remains elusive.

The film, third in the `Oru CBI Diary Kurippu' series, has the same team associated with the previous productions. Mammootty will be the lead actor in the film.

S.N. Swamy, the scriptwriter, said the search for the right plot delayed the project thus far and the team is going ahead with the project, armed with a complete script. The shooting of the film, titled `Sethurama Iyer CBI', will commence in Ernakulam and the neighbouring areas on November 10 and the producer, K. Madhu, the director himself, has set January 23 as the date for the release of the new film.

Also, the distributor is planning to come out with at least five extra prints to counter the threat of piracy.

For the time being, those behind the film are thrilled about it being a trendsetter. But then, as Mukesh, another main actor in the film puts it, each film has its own fate and let us hope it is a great one for this film!

By Anand Haridas

Photo: Vipinchandran