Bankmen's Tryst with Celluloid

Short film Pakal Mayumbol delves deep into the complexities of life

Published: 28th February 2014 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2014 09:47 AM   |  A+A-


Is this the real world? Will we be able to see the soul in this world? The short film Pakal Mayumbol directed by Lijith Jose tries to find out answers to these complex questions. “Though Pakal Mayumbol is basically a love story, it deals with more philosophical subjects like life and death,” says Lijith.

The first preview of the 20-minute short film was held at Don Bosco IMAGE Theatre, near EMC, Palarivattom in Kochi on Thursday. Another preview will be held at Kairali Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram, at 9.30 am on March 2.  

The trio behind the venture - Lijith Jose, Mahesh Gopal and Ranjith RK - who share some creative traits work at the IDBI Bank. While Lijith has donned the director’s cap, the credit of the story, screen play and lyrics go to Mahesh and Ranjith has played the role of Dr Sanjay in the movie.

Disney James, who has worn the greasepaint in movies such as Memories, North 24 Kaatham and @ Andheri is the lead in Pakal Mayumbol. Viji Varghese, who got an opportunity to work with Shyama Prasad in English is the female lead. Actor Shobi Thilakan also plays an important role in the film.

“The film has exploited the potential of all the modern equipment and technology that are sought after in the film industry,” says Lijith.

Cinematography is by Vishnu Mahendran and the cuts are done by Asif S K. The short film is produced by Biju Kavancherry under the banner of Yuva Films banner.

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