Road movies seem to be the flavour of the season, the latest in the league being Third World Boys. Directed by Sahal Sasidharan and Ayyappa Swaroop, the film promises to be an exciting trip, so full of fun and freshness.
The debut outing of the director duo, TWB is woven around seven youngsters who set off on an impromptu trip. “The film follows them on their journey. More than incidents it records everyday dialogues between the characters. It will be a complete fun film,” says Sahal.
The film, which tries out an unconventional style of narration, sounds unique in more ways than one. As per its makers, the film doesn’t have any remotest association with the term ‘drama’. “We have tried to avoid all the artificial add-ons while sticking to things normal and natural. At the same time it’s not a concept that lacks all mass appeal. Though it’s not a masala entertainer, it definitely has great commercial scope. It’s a good film that can be enjoyed by the mainstream audience,” says the director.
TWB also doesn’t follow the hero-heroine formula. “All the seven characters are equally important.” The film has Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, Soubin Shahir, Shine Tom Chacko, Wilson Joseph, Premjith and
Sudhi Kappa playing lead roles. Another specialty of the film is that it features no heroines. “There is no romantic track, so other than moms and sisters there are no lead ladies in the film,” he says.
Music is another highlight of the film which has its background score composed by French dub musician Thomas Simoes. “Music is an important element in the film and we plan to introduce original dub music through TWB. The film also uses sync sound,” he says. The film is set against the backdrop of Kochi, but Sahal insists it’s not a new-gen flick. “There is no overdose of obscenity, and we haven’t gone for any routine stuff that you usually find in new-gen films,” he adds.
Sahal adds that the film has a strong surrealist character, something not normally seen in Mollywood. “The film is a kind of cinematic experiment, but each scene has something that will keep the viewer hooked. In movies majority of the communication is between characters and audience, but in our film characters speak to each other. We haven’t tried to drop hints for the viewers. In TWB surreal elements are not used to create ambiguity, but reinforce reality,” he says.
The film produced under the banner of Little Big Films is expected to hit screens by March.