Mammootty’s Peranbu – the tale of a father and his disabled daughter, directed by Ram, is set to hit screens on February 1. The film is also called Resurrection and is about a father-daughter relationship. It releases simultaneously in Tamil and Malayalam.
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Starring Mammootty, Anjali, Sadhana and Anjali Ameer in the lead, the film has been in the making for quite some time. It earned accolades at the Shanghai International Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival, where it was a contender for the NETPAC award. This is awarded to the best Asian feature film by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema.
Music for the film is by Yuvan Shankar Raja, with lyrics by Vairamuthu, Karunakaran and Sumathi Ram.
In the trailer that released earlier this month, we saw Mammootty portray the role of a single father, and this was different from the usual father-daughter films because Mommootty’s life didn’t seem to be all about his daughter, played by Sadhana.
Anjali stars as the lead actor Viji in the film. She is a care-giver for Sadhana, and although she calls Mammootty ‘sir’, and is not a relative, she drops him clues about Sadhana, and about when and how to talk to her.
The film is produced by PL Thenappan. Ram reportedly said that the father’s character Amuthavan was written with Mammootty in mind, and he would’ve withdrawn the film if Mammootty had not signed up. The film was influenced by MT Vasudevan Nair’s films and writing.
The film also marks the acting debut of Anjali Ameer, a transgender actor based in Kerala. Producer Thenappan said, “Peranbu does not cash in on this factor. Anjali is an artiste, first and foremost, and that is what fetched her the role.”
Ram had earlier told Silverscreen, “It was Mammootty who suggested Anjali’s name. He saw her talking to a Malayalam news channel. She was selected for the role after an audition in which she performed really well. She plays an important character in the film.”