In Ann's company

Ann Maria Kalippilanu is a simple feel-good film, says director Midhun Manuel Thomas

Published: 30th June 2016 07:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2016 07:20 AM   |  A+A-

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Ann Maria, the cute-and-smart fourth grader, is caught in an emotional tumult. Soon, she switches to the angry mode and there arrives two others as their paths cross and twine. Ann Maria Kalippilanu, Midhun Manuel Thomas’ second directorial venture after Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu, follows the trio as they set off on an uproarious adventure. “It’s a simple feel-good film, so full of fun. It has a very straight narrative without any twists and turns,” says the director. 

In.jpgAnn Maria, the lead played by adorable Sara Arjun, is the daughter of a doctor couple, Dr Roy and Dr Teresa Roy. “Basically an easygoing kid, she is quite hassled when she has to face an issue. In the film things are set in motion when her sorrow turns to anger,” he adds. Sunny Wayne plays Gireesh, a small- scale fraudster and Aju Varghese appears as his close aide and ally.  “Focusing on the kid, it tells the story of two others as well, The main flavour of the film is humour,” says Midhun.   

Though the lead is played by Sara Arjun, who wooed the audience in Deiva Thirumagal and Saivam, Midhun insists it’s not a children’s film. “It’s a family entertainer with the right amount of drama and humour.

The story has a universal character and is not limited to geographic specifications,” he adds. Shine Tom Chacko, Sidique, Saiju Kurup and Leona Lishoy are also part of the cast. 

And, the USP of the film will the presence of Dulquar Salman who is expected to play an extended cameo. “His character is integral to the development of the plot and it’s not a blink-and-miss role,” says Midhun.

The film, produced by Alice George, is expected to hit the screens by August.

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