Most projects of director V K Prakash, popularly known as VKP, have set a benchmark either in its theme, techniques or sometimes in style. The filmmaker, who earned a niche for himself in the Malayalam movie industry, will mark his 15th year by releasing two movies in two different language on the same day. Asif Ali starrer ‘Nirnayakam’ and his Hindi venture ‘Ishqedarriyaan’ starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty will hit the marquee on Thursday.
The man who shot to fame creating some great ad films says he is extremely happy to be releasing two movies at the same time.
“It is for the very first time that my two films are being released on the same day. One is in Malayalam and other in Hindi. But, it was not a purposeful move,” says VKP. He adds that while ‘Nirnayakam’ comes under the genre of a family drama, ‘Ishqedarriyaan’ is out-and-out romantic movie.
“Nirnayakam’ is the story of a common man. The protagonist is one among us and easily relatable. Though it is a family drama, the movie gets the makeover of social drama based on certain incidents faced by the central character. Nowadays our judiciary system is being criticized for its stance on various incidents. Hence, I think the topic holds relevance in our social set up,” says VKP.
He adds that the movie does not fall into the mould of a thriller though there are a few thrilling elements. “We cannot typecast this movie as a thriller. Though ‘Nirnayakam’ starts from a personal perspective, it gains a social perspective following the arrival various characters,” says VKP.
This is the first movie shot at the National Defence Academy. Meanwhile, ‘Ishqedarriyaan’ is a romantic drama set in the backdrop of Himachal Pradesh and Georgia. “It depicts the story of a millionaire and a school teacher portraying by Mahaakshay Chakraborty and Evelyn Sharma. ‘Ishqedarriyaan’ is my third Hindi film after ‘Phir Kabhi’ which had Mithun Chakraborty, father of Mahaakshay, in the lead role,” says Prakash whose Marathi film ‘Shutter’ will be released in July.
Shutter, remake of the Malayalam film by the same name, has Sachin Khedekar, Sonalee Kulkarni and Prakash Bare in lead roles. “I think it is the right time to make movies in Marathi. And, I believes the language will not become a barrier. The state government there is providing all support to make movies. There is subsidy and spaces in multiplexes,” says VKP. Shutter will be released in July and PVR Group has taken over the distribution of the movie.
V K Prakash, who graduated from National School of Drama, started his career in advertising agency. It was after working with a few top agencies, including Ogilvy and Mather that he ventured into films. He debuted into feature film through ‘Punaradhivasam’ made on P Balachandran’s screenplay.
“I love both film and advertisement work and both are linked. While ad field keeps you updated, the film teaches you new and fresh lessons about life and literature. These lessons will always help in our new works,” says V K Prakash who is busy with the pre-production works of new movie.