I like to live in the past: Sohanlal

Jan 15, 2009 NR

Thriuvananthapuram, Jan.15 (NR): Sohanlal, who had made his presence felt on the mini-screen with tele-films like 'Neermathalathinte Pookkal', 'Pedakam' etc, has made his big-screen directorial debut with Orkkuka Vallappozhum, released recently. The film, which has won appreciation as a sensitive portrayal of things, has veteran actor Thilakan playing the protagonist and debutante actress Shilpabala and Goal fame Rejith Menon in key roles.

Produced by Vinu.Y.S under the banner of God's Own Moviz, Orkkuka Vallappozhum features some melodiously rendered songs too, set to tune by M. Jayachandran. Here's the debutant director in conversation with Nowrunning.com. Excerpts:

What, in your words, is the theme of Orkkuka Vallappozhum?

The theme of the movie, in one word, is 'nostalgia'. The film takes us into the memories of an aged man named Sethumadhavan. Sethumadhavan, played by veteran actor Thilakan, traces his life back to the age of innocence.

What made you choose such a subject for your maiden film?

The answer is rather simple - that I like to live in the past.

What was your experience like, working with a veteran actor like Thilakan?

He was very nice to me, and very encouraging too. No point in discussing his versatility, which is something that everyone knows and acknowledges.

How would you categorize Orkkuka Vallappozhum- as a commercial film or as an offbeat one?

To be honest, I'd say that it is both a commercial film as well as an offbeat one. It has elements of both.

Coming to the heroine of the movie, Shilpabala, she's your find. Tell us about her character in the movie.

She plays a double role in the movie. One is village girl, Paru, who lives in the 40's and the other is Devu or Devayani, a modern gal who lives in the present.

How many marks would you award her, as an actress?

Ninety out of hundred.

Any other movie in the offing?

Thoughts and discussions are going on. That's all I can say for the present.

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