Aadupuliyattam, a horror comedy in the cards

Actor Jayaram’s comeback movie Aadupuliyattam is a horror comedy in the making. The movie has Jayaram in a never seen before avatar along with Bollywood actor Om Puri and South Indian actor Remya Krishnan in important roles. Jayaram, who is looking forward to patch up the disastrous year 2016, teams up again with the Thingal Muthal Velli Vare director Kannan Thamarakkulam for the movie. The actor is going through a rough sea and the 2011 flick Swapna Sanchari was his last convincing and solid box office success.

Aadupuliyattam is written and directed by Kannan Thamarakkulam, who debuted in Mollywood with the Jayaram flick Thingal Muthal Velli Vare. Jayaram recently posted a picture with the Bollywood titan on his Facebook page, in which Om Puri is seen in a Swami avatar.  The movie is said to be a mystery thriller, with its main locations in Palani and Thodupuzha. “Aadu Puliyattam will be a comedy-horror with myths and legends woven into it. It is set in two time periods, the first around 600 AD and the second, the present day,” says director Kannan Thamarakkulam.

According to reports, Aadu Puliyattam is based on a myth that is almost 600 years old. The movie unfolds in two time periods, 600 years ago and in the present. Remya Krishnan plays Mathangi, a character reminiscent of her power packed role in the blockbuster Bhahubhali. Mathangi is the daughter of a tribal king in the historical period. “A prince gets enamored by her and brings her to the city. He builds a palace for her and loves her dearly, while she worships him like God. Eventually, he loses everything and it is Mathangi’s turn to prove her love and devotion towards him,” adds the director.

Remya will also appear as a mother of a ten-year-old girl in the second half of the movie, which unreels in the present time. “Om Puri will be seen in the role of a modern day ascetic who is into rigorous meditation,” says Kannan. Jayaram and Jewel Mary are the other two actors who shoulder important roles in the present day period. The supporting cast includes Ramesh Pisharody, Shajon, Sheelu Abraham, and Bollywood actor Rahul Dev.

The movie also has Sheelu Abraham, Angelina Aangi and Akshara Kishore in pivotal roles. Aadupuliyattam is produced by Haseeb Haneef under the banner Grande Films Corporation and distributed by Anto Joseph FIlms Company. Dinesh Pallath has penned the screenplay and Pradeep Nair cranks the camera. The movie will hit theaters for Vishu.