Anugraheethan Antony is a universal story: Prince Joy
The upcoming film, stars Sunny Wayne and 96-fame Gouri Kishan in the lead
Sunny Wayne has signed debutant Prince Joy's Anugraheethan Antony, which will most likely be the actor's next after Jishnu Sreekandan's Pidikittapulli. A first look poster of the film featuring Sunny alongside a canine, was released by the makers recently.
The film, produced by Thushar S under the banner of Retconn Cinemas, will be a blend of 'realistic drama and fantasy'.
According to Prince Joy, Anugraheethan Antony is a family-oriented love story with universal themes. "It's a subject which will have an emotional connect with audiences everywhere. All of us have an Antony within us. The situations that Antony goes through are something that we would have experienced in our lives," he says.
He also adds that a dog will have an importance equal to that of the protagonist in the film. The canine is being trained for 50 days. "It's going to be quite challenging, as the story is told from the point of view of the dog. And we are not going to resort to CGI, not even for a single shot, for those portions."
The female lead is played by Gouri Kishan, who rose to fame through her performance as the young version of Trisha's character in the recent Tamil film 96. Anugraheethan Antony also stars Saiju Kurup, Indrans, and Biju Sopanam in important roles.
Naveen T Manilal has penned the script from a story by Jishnu R Nair and Aswin Prakash. The cinematography is by Selvakumar, editing by Arjun Ben and music by Arun Muraleedharan.
Prince has previously worked as an assistant of director Midhun Manuel Thomas (Aadu) whom he calls his "godfather". He has directed two short films, Ettukaali and Njan Cinema Mohi.