Appani Sarath: Contessa is a pure entertainer that will also address several relevant issues
The actor talks to us about his film which hits the screens this Friday and his upcoming projects
Angamaly Diaries-fame Appani Sarath's Contessa is all set for a release this Friday. The actor is playing the principal character in the film directed by Sudip ES. Subash Cipy is producing the film under the banner of Cipy Creative Works.
Sudip has penned the screenplay and dialogues from a story by Riyas. Ancer Thwayyib is the cinematographer and music is by Rijos and Jafriz. Gopi Sundar has composed the background score for the film which also stars Kichu Tellus, Zinil Sainuddin, Hareesh Peradi, Sreejith Ravi and Sunil Sugadha.
According to Sharath, Contessa revolves around events taking place in an ordinary village. "My character is an innocent guy who gets embroiled in some incidents. Though the film will be addressing some relevant issues, it's also a pure entertainer with the right dose of mass and masala moments. It has romance, action sequences, kuthu songs....everything. There is a nice balance between mass and serious cinema. It's a classy film that deviates from the usual pattern," says the actor, who was recently seen in Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vanam (CCV).
When asked about his experience in CCV, he says, "I got to learn a lot from working with Mani Ratnam even though my role required only a few days. I'm so happy and lucky to have worked with a legend like him."
Sharath has also signed two Tamil films in addition to the couple of Malayalam films he is working on presently, the Tovino Thomas-starrer And the Oscar Goes To and Love FM. In the former, he plays a friend of Tovino's character.
In addition to films, Sharath will be debuting in a Tamil web series based on the life of the notorious serial killer, Auto Shankar. The series, which is produced by Trident Arts and Baby Shoe Productions, will premiere in January. A teaser is expected to be unveiled in December. "The number of episodes hasn't been finalised yet. It's going to be a long series that will culminate in the final days of his life," says Sharath.
A teaser is expected to be unveiled in December. Ranga, who worked an assistant of Manithan director Ahmed, is directing the series. Manoj Paramahamsa is the cinematographer, while Arrol Correli is handling the music.