Make way for Muthassi
By Navamy Sudhish | Published: 08th September 2016 06:29 AM |
Imagine a granny wrecking havoc in your life. But then Rowdy Leelamma is not your sweet, indulgent muthassi. Funny and free-spirited, the heroine of Jude Anthany Joseph’s second outing will take you on a roller-coaster ride with her. And, going by its cool-and-hilarious trailer Oru Muthassi Gadha promises a freshly-minted treat. “We have always seen this clash between two generations and the film shows how to deal with the situation. The film also tries to put forward the idea that age is just a number,” says Jude.
Leelamma has a nickname Rowdy and the director says she is one ‘kalippu muthassi’. “She is carefree and quick-tempered, so the locals call the quarrelsome granny ‘rowdy’,” he explains. Oru Muthassi Gadha is woven around Leelamma and the ruckus she creates in the lives of her children and grandchildren. “You can easily relate to the situations and the story is told with a generous dose of humour,” adds the director.
It’s Rajini, a newbie with no acting background, who steps into role of Leelamma. “Earlier I had posted an ad inviting elderly people to play the lead. Those who wanted to act in their younger days and still cherish their long-lost dream were encouraged to attend the audition. Rajini responded to it and she turned out to be an excellent actor,” says Jude about finding his lead lady. Suraj Venjaramoodu, Lena, Aparna Balamurali, Bhagyalakshmi, Vijayaraghavan, Lal Jose and Dharmajan are also part of the cast.
Thennal nilavinte, a retro-style song from the film featuring Vineeth Sreenivasan and Aparna, has already created a buzz. But Jude says the retro part is very limited and Vineeth’s role is more like a cameo. Jude’s muthassi will make her entry with superstars and big banners, joning the Onam BO battle. “Yes, the film doesn’t have any big names to boast of. I think the star of Oru Muthassi Gadha is its story,” he winds up.