Everyday at the crack of dawn, Raghavan sets out to the mighty sea to earn his livelihood. His daily life circles around these routines. Things take a different turn when Janaki, a girl from the same fishermen community falls in love with him. As the courtship proceeds, they get married. Janaki becomes pregnant. However, her life turns topsy-turvy when Raghavan does not return home one day. The events that follow form the plot of Ponnarayan, directed by Jibin Edavanakadu.
The movie portrays the life of Raghavan and his wife and the trauma she endures when he goes missing. The character of Raghavan is inspired by elements from the personalities of the director’s own parents. The film is produced by Sibu George for Infomedia.
What makes this venture praiseworthy is the fact that the income garnered from the movie will be used to help HIV and leprosy patients through a charity organisation, Sumanahalli. Babu Jose of the Rasikaraja- fame in Surya TV will play the lead role of Komban Raghavan. Debutante Liana Raj dons the role of Janaki.
Sibu said that the adventurous scenes shot in the deep blue sea are a major highlight of the movie. “As the director had a first-hand experience of working at the sea, it was easy to shoot many of these scenes.”
Besides, Jibin’s friendship with Vypeenkara drama artists also boosted his confidence to work with the film.
The movie has five songs sung by K J Yesudas, K S Chithra and Vijay Yesudas. The audio release took place in December.
The producer said that Ponnarayan is a complete low budget film. However, he encountered many hurdles during its distribution, he added. The movie will be screened at 17 theatres across the state.