The constellation of Gemini shows twins, hinting at a dual or split personality. Those born under the sign are said to be elusive and clever souls, often oscillating between two different poles. Gemini, the central character of P K Baburaj’s upcoming film, belongs to this league. “Gemini is a film for the families, a clean entertainer,” says the director.
Popular child artiste Esther Anil plays the central character Gemini, the adopted child of a doctor and psychologist. While Gemini is growing up they come across many behavioural red flags and finally realise she is a special child. “They name her Gemini since the month she was adopted falls under the sung sign. But later she turns out to be someone fitting the zodiac features,” he says.
They move her to a new school where the staff unearth Gemini’s special skills. “Nancy, a teacher who becomes more like a foster mom, along with the school principal, encourage the girl. “She finds a mentor in Prof Gopidas, played by Renji Panicker. When he finds that she has a talent for spelling bees, he starts training her. The film is all about how he rebuilds her life and guides her towards a bright tomorrow,” he explains.
The film also explores how insecurities at home affect the kids and trigger behavioural changes. “Ego between the spouses can wreck a family. When the parents are separated the kids crave for emotional security and affection,” he adds. While Sijoy Varghese and Tanushree Ghosh play Dr Vijay Varma and Dr Anusree Menon, Gemini’s doctor parents, Kishore Satya, Liyona, Sathosh Keezhattor, Sunil Sugatha, Sasi Kalinga and Rosin are also part of he cast. “The film also stars a crop of newbies, most of them child artists,” he adds.
Gemini is scripted by Dr. Binu Purushothaman while Shaan Rahman scores the music and Manoj Pillai cranks the camera. Gemini, produced by Roopesh Lal under the banner of Richies Cinema, is expected to hit the screens soon.