'Pidikittapulli is a twisty crime comedy'
...says Jishnu Sreekandan, who is making his directorial debut with the film starring Sunny Wayne and Ahaana Krishna
The first schedule of debutant Jishnu Sreekandan's Pidikittapulli has been completed. The second schedule will commence soon. Kollam is the primary location.
The film is, according to Jishnu, a "twisty crime comedy in the vein of the 80s Priyadarshan comedies like Hello My Dear Wrong Number, or more recent examples like Neram and Soodhu Kavvum (starring Vijay Sethupathi), with the story shifting between two parallel tracks."
Sunny Wayne and Ahaana Krishna headline the cast, which also includes Baiju, Lalu Alex, Saiju Kurup and Major Ravi. Sunny Wayne plays a junior architect, while Baiju plays his boss. "The entire film takes place in a day and concerns an incident involving the characters of Sunny Wayne, Baiju and Major Ravi. Ahaana plays the daughter of Ravi's character," adds Jishnu, who directed a couple of short films prior to this.
The team is going for a unique, comic book-style look for the film jointly penned by Jishnu and Sumesh V Robin. "Though Sunny Wayne is playing the protagonist, we have given equal importance to all the characters. The cast is a mix of the old generation and new," says Jishnu.
Pidikittapulli is produced by Gokulam Gopalan under the banner Sri Gokulam Films. Debutant Anjoy Samuel is the cinematographer. Bipin Paul Samuel is handling the editing, while PS Jayahari is composing the music.
Sunny Wayne was recently seen in Kayamkulam Kochunni and French Viplavam. Ahaana made her debut in Njan Steve Lopez and recently starred in Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela.