Former Ministers of Kerala, K.K. Shailaja Teacher and V.S. Sunil Kumar have forayed into Malayalam tinsel world by acting in the soon to be released film, Vellarikka Pattanam (Cucumber Town), which is a new movie coming out in Malayalam with a theme of social commitment.
Vellirikka Pattanam is produced by Mohan K. Kurup and directed by the debutant director Manish Kurup under the banner of Mangalassery Movies, which will be released soon. The film, with a lot of innovation is sharing with the audience, a completely different theme. In fact, former ministers of Kerala, K.K. Shailaja Teacher and V.S. Siva Kumar are making their debut appearance on the silver screen in Vellarikka Pattanam, which is innovative both in terms of presentation and content.
The filming of Vellarikka Pattanam was quite different from the traditional cinematic styles. The shooting and other allied activities were conducted coordinating with only a handful of crew members. In fact, Vellarikka Pattanam is a pure family entertainer replete with fun-filled moments in life. What makes Vellarikka Pattanam very different is the fact that the film has captured the panoramic rural beauty of Kerala, along with magnificent songs.
The songs that have been released have already captured the hearts of music lovers. Those songs are still making waves on social media platforms. Out of five songs in this film, two of them have been penned by renowned lyricist K. Jayakumar, while the balance three songs were written by the director of Vellarikka Pattanam, Manish Kurup himself.
Director Manish Kurup says that the central theme of Vellarikka Pattnam is the saga of survival that turns failures into life successes. The story of the film unfolds through farming and related activities. But the film is not only about agriculture, it also shares with the audience the experiences of young people who are free thinking and achieving success in life through new ways of self-discovery.
Heady mix of suspense, action, thrill are replete in the movie that guarantees a wholesome entertainment to the audience. The Director says that Vellarikka Pattanam has a lot to offer to all types of audiences as well as motivating the youth. The filming of this movie was from places such as Vallayani, Alappuzha, Pathanapuram and Punalur.
The star cast is pretty big, which includes Tony Sijimon, Janvi Baiju, Gowri Gopika, Biju Sopanam, Jayan Cherthala, M.R. Gopakumar, Kochu Preman, Jayakumar, Adarsh Chittar, Deepu Navaikulam, Kavitha, Manju Punalur and Suraj Sajeev. The DoP is handled by Dhanapal and music composed by Sreejith Edava. Vijith Venugopal, Akhil J.P. and Jyothish Arampunna,
Make-up by Irfan Imam, Makeover Satheesh, Still photography by Aneesh Videokkaran, while Mahadevan, C.G. Vishnu Puliyara and Mahesh Keshav are the colourists, title design by Sudheesh Karunagapalli, Tech Support by Balu parameswaran, P. R. Sumeran is the PRO, Artwork by Krishnaprasad K.V., Second Unit camera by Varun Sreeprasad and Manilal, Sound Design by Shine P. John and Sound Mixing by Shankar.