Ezhu Sundara Ratrikal is Romantic Thriller with Fun Moments - The New Indian Express

Ezhu Sundara Ratrikal is Romantic Thriller with Fun Moments

Published: 17th December 2013 11:43 AM

Last Updated: 17th December 2013 11:43 AM

The promos of Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal shot in the scenic locales of Fort Kochi show Dileep romancing Rima Kallingal. But as the movie unrolls, we see her married to a clean-shorn Murali Gopi. No, that doesn’t mean the film is yet another ‘lovebirds going their separate ways’ tale in new bottle. “You will have to watch the film to know how they ended up like this. But it’s not all about a failed romance,” assures Lal Jose. The film has the director once again joining hands with James Albert, the scenarist who penned his all-time hit Classmates. 

A still from the movie, 'Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal'. (Publicity Material)
ESR is the story of Aby Mathew, an ad-filmmaker in his late 30s who has been evading marriage for a while. Finally the chronic bachelor decides to tie the knot and the film zooms into the 7 days and nights preceding his D day. On the outset it looks like a breezy rom-com caught in kaleidoscopic colours, but ESR belongs to an entirely different genre, says the filmmaker. “There is a prominent romantic track and oodles of fun, but it’s suspense that drives the narrative forward. The lead character is caught in a situation and he has left only seven days to solve and come out of it. You can call it a romantic thriller and it will be a total entertainer.”

Lal Jose says though the film is sprinkled with humour, it’s not out-and-out slapstick. “There are lot of funny situations that spring from the storyline, moreover there is an undercurrent of humour throughout the narrative.”

Rima in a still from the movie, 'Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal' (Publicity Material)
Rima plays Sini Alex, a housewife married to a techie-cum-boxer Tyson Alex (Murali Gopi). A former wedding planner and ghazal artist, she shares a past with Aby. But ESR is not a complete flashback movie though it involves plenty of past sequences. “The film has an intriguing script and most of the scenes are set in present time.” ESR is also the launchpad of Parvathy Nambiar, a newbie who dons the role of Anne, Aby’s fiancee. “Anne is an upcoming model who is counting the days for her wedding.”

The director says the tone and tempo of his latest don’t match with any of his previous outings. “This is a subject and style I haven’t tried so far. The theme requires to be handled with utmost care. It’s a film that demands a lot of emotional involvement and the treatment and perspective are entirely different from my earlier films. At the same time I enjoyed making every bit of it.”  

The filmmaker says that though the film is shot in Kochi he was keen on having unique frames. “I don’t want the backdrop to remind the audience the visuals of a string of other films shot here.” The film has its music scored by Prashant Pillai, which the director says will add to the freshness. “All the tracks have a pleasant flavour and I think music is another highlight of the film,” he says. The film produced under the banner of Small Town Cinema will hit the marquee shortly.

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