A year ago, the antics of Father Sebu and Father Paul took cinebuffs on a boisterous ride with Romans. And now, the man behind the laugh riot, Boban Samuel, is all ready with his next directorial venture Happy Journey, which promises to treat the audience to frothy yet poignant narrative.
The film is about the sojourn of Aaron, a native of Fort Kochi. “The movie has all the elements of a family drama woven together with a touching story and a tinge of humour,” says the director.
Jayasurya plays the role of Aaron, a visually-impaired happy-go-lucky youth who with his positive attitude brings light and hope in the lives of those around him. Lena plays the mother. Aaron’s story unfolds on a bus journey, with his chance meeting with Sia, a fellow traveller. The man who loved cricket as a kid, rekindles his passion for the game and wishes to join in the national cricket team for the visually-challenged.
Happy Journey is based on the real life story of a visually-challenged Malayali youth who is part of the Indian blind cricket team. Ask the director about the inspiration for the movie, he says, “It is not a movie which focuses on the sorry state of the visually-challenged, nor is it a sports movie. The film shows the camaraderie among the teammates,” says the director.