As a producer, Zachariyayude Garbhinikal is the kind of movie that I have been yearning for long, post Friday, chirps an effervescent Sandra Thomas. The young producer also does a meaty role in the film that narrates the incidents in the life of a gynaecologist and five women who come into his life. The shooting of the film helmed by Mullamottum Munthirichaarum director Aneesh Anwar will begin by the end of April at Kochi.
“Zachariya... is a complete woman-centric movie, the reason why I seized it, out of a couple of projects I have been offered,” says Sandra. Sandra will be essaying the role of Anuradha, a woman who bears the chagrin of being married to an elderly man. Lal does the role of the gynaecologist, while Rima Kallingal, Sanusha, yesteryear actor Lakshmi and Asha Sharath does the roles of other expecting moms.
“My character has a grey tone. Unlike the band owner Mariamma, who was competitive, yet good-at-heart, Anuradha is a bit villanous, though she is strongest among the group. I am totally excited to do the role,” says Sandra.
Joy Mathew essays her husband’s role. This will be the second movie they will be acting together, after Amen. She says, “I share a good camaraderie with Joy sir, whom I have a lenience because of his candid nature.”
The film, in spite of having a serious subject, is a fun-filled ride, assures Sandra. “This film is not a sober one. There is humour, drama, sentiments and thrill within the movie. There are many tracks and each one has a different emotion. All those women who approach the doctor has a different story to tell, many of which we have heard and are eventful enough to be made into a separate film. The difference of the film lies in the plot,” she says.
In the film, Rima’s character is a nurse, while Lakshmy plays an elderly woman who gets pregnant through artificial insemination. Sanusha is a school girl, and Asha Sarath acts the role of doctor’s wife.
Sandra who produces the film along with her father Thomas Joseph Pattathanam says she is fully aware that the task is not going to be easy. “Production itself, conventionally being a male bastion is tough,” she says with a laugh.
Aju Varghese and Kochu Preman also does prominent roles in the film. The music section will be handled by Vishnu, son of ace music director Mohan Sithara and his cousin Sharath. K S Chithra, Shan, Jyotsana, Aalap Raju and Alphonse will lend voice to the lyrics.