Narain returns with Hallelujah
Actor Narain returns to the Mollywood arena with his upcoming flick Hallelujah. The movie marks his return after an alarming gap that half filled with some forgetful cameos. He will play a full length lead role of an NRI who walks down his memory line in the movie. Meghna Raj plays his female counterpart in the movie, which is directed by debutante Sudhi Anna.
“The movie is about a psychiatrist named Roy (Narain), who is back on a visit from France. He is visiting his old school. Meera (Meghna Raj) is his childhood friend. Meeting her brings back memories of the days when they were in love. The two main aspects about this story are the strong presence of nature and virtues,” says director Sudhi Anna.
The recently released trailer of the movie hints at an emotionally packed entertainer with some well executed shots and power packed performances. The plot of the movie is centered on a bus names Hallelujah. “Hallelujah is the name of a local bus that Roy and Meera have often longed to travel on as kids. Roy was a curious student and would keep asking his teacher questions. This irritated her and she would often be annoyed with him. She regrets her ways now, and this is a beautiful moment in the movie,” Sudhi adds.
Even though hailed as an actor who found his place in both Mollywood and Kollywood, Narain is often considered as one of the most underutilized actors in both industries. Kollywood has used the best out of him through flicks directed by Myshkin, when comparing to Malayalam. His Tamil commitments also keep him away from his home turf, Mollywood.
His last full-fledged role in Mollywood was in the movie Red Rain two years back. He also appeared in a cameo in Jayaram-Priyamani starrer Njangalude Veettile Athithikal directed by Siby Malayil. Both the movies were bombed at the box office. There are unexpected long gaps in his career that prevent him from becoming a reliable hero. Narain, who had a dream debut through Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Nizhalkuthu, when he was assisting award-winning cinematographer Rajiv Menon, has an unsteady career graph in Malayalam and Tamil so far.
The actor looks forward for a solid box office sweep with Hallelujah. Hallelujah is produced by the banner of Barking Dogs Seldom Bite Films. Rakesh Narayanan wields the camera and Chandran Ramamangalam composes the music the movie will hit theaters soon.