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After directing 25 movies, Malayalam filmmaker Nissar set to make Tamil debut with Varalaxmi’s film

Nissar’s twenty sixth movie, his first in Tamil, is titled ‘Colors’, and stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Ineya amongst others in lead roles

Filmmakers crossing borders to make motion pictures in one other language is just not extraordinary. Besides, it has taken Nissar, the Malayalam filmmaker with 25 motion pictures to his credit score, greater than 25 years to strive his hand in Tamil cinema. He solely affords a smile in return when quizzed about this slightly late entry.

Nissar’s twenty sixth movie, his first in Tamil, is titled Colors, and stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Ineya, Divya Pillai, Ramkumar, ‘Mottai’ Rajendran and Bala Saravanan amongst others.

Filming for Colors was accomplished in March, simply earlier than lockdown, and having completed the post-production work after lockdown restrictions have been relaxed by the Authorities of Tamil Nadu, the movie is now prepared for launch. “It is going to quickly be despatched to the Censor Board for certification,” says Nissar.

Produced by UAE-based Aji Idicula for Limelight Footage, Colors’ story, screenplay and dialogues have been penned by Prasad Parapuram, a Crime Department police officer connected to Aluva circle in Kochi, Kerala.

“Prasad had additionally written the story for 2 of my earlier movies, Two Days and Laughing Condominium Close to Girinagar. Piraichoodan did the Tamil translation,” Nissar provides.

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar with Ramkumar

A “clear, household drama”, the filmmaker says Colors follows the tales of three feminine leads: Varalaxmi (who performs a health club coach and a martial artiste), Ineya (who performs an NRI lady) and Divya Pillai (who performs a housewife).

“Ramkumar, who’s [actor] Sarathkumar’s nephew, makes his debut within the movie,” says Nissar, including, “Every character’s life has its personal vibrant story arc, which is why we named the movie such.”

The movie’s producer, Aji Idicula, connecting over telephone, for whom it’s also the primary time venturing into that includes movie manufacturing, says that he had needed to decide to a Hindi movie. “However we discovered this topic very attention-grabbing. Our discussions made it clear that the topic would work properly with the Tamil viewers,” he says.

Divya Pillai in a still from ‘Colours’

Nevertheless, in contrast to most producers in Tamil cinema in the intervening time, Aji is hopeful of his movie acquiring a theatrical launch, ought to cinema halls be allowed to open in the direction of the tip of October in Tamil Nadu.

“Within the occasion of diminished occupancy, we consider that it’s doable to increase the variety of days our movie will probably be allowed to run in theatres,” says Aji, including that the very fact stays there’s a “content material lag” of about one yr’s time out there, a state of affairs that he believes will work favourably for small and medium price range producers.

“In case there is no such thing as a readability on when theatres will open, then we are able to all the time discover OTT platforms.”

On opting to forged a debutant hero, Aji remarks that his manufacturing firm had religion within the talents of the director to extract the newcomer’s potential. “It is just when the director is unwilling to do this does such a chance lead to a loss. Nissar has spent a few years as a filmmaker and he has a observe document of working with newcomers and delivering the very best output,” he provides.

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