‘OTTAAL’: JAYARAJ ADAPTS CHEKHOV'S STORY

‘OTTAAL’: JAYARAJ ADAPTS CHEKHOV’S STORY

Noted director Jayaraj’s new film ‘Ottaal’ is an adaptation of a short story by Russian writer Anton Chekhov…

Jayaraj, whose last release ‘Camel Safari’ (2013) was a flop, now adapts Chekhov’s short story ‘Vanka’ and comes up with ‘Ottaal’, produced by K Mohanan and Vinod Vijayan under the banner of Director Cutz Film Company Ltd. Scripted by debutant Joshi Mangalath, the film has in key roles Ashanth K Sha, Kumarakom Vasudevan and Shine Tom Chacko.

‘Ottaal’, which is complete and ready for release, features cinematography by M J Radhakrishnan, lyrics and music by Kavalam Narayana Panicker and editing by Anthony. The film tells the story of a young boy and his attachment with his grandfather, his only relative in the world. While Ashanth K Sha is the protagonist boy, it’s debutant Kumarakom Vasudevan who plays the grandfather. Kumarakom Vasudevan, in real life, is a fisherman and Jayaraj had found him during his hunt for apt actors to do the role. Shine Tom Chacko’s character, called Mesthri, also has a pivotal role to play in the story.

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