Emcy Joseph: Vikruthi deals with a hitherto unexplored topic
The director who is making his feature debut talks about his Soubin Shahir-Suraj Venjaramoodu-starrer
If the newly released trailer of Vikruthi is any indication, film buffs will get to see an interesting character-driven drama led by two of the most sought-after actors in Malayalam cinema. Featuring Soubin Shahir and Suraj Venjaramoodu, the footage gave us a vague sense of the film’s tone and subject without giving anything away.
The film’s director Emcy Joseph, who is making his transition from ads to feature films, tells us that the film deals with an important subject and they have decided not to reveal much about it.
However, he willingly shares that it will be a family-oriented film, which has a script by Ajeesh P Thomas, who based it on a true incident, and that it will make some statements on public journalism. “Soubin and Suraj play the main characters whose stories run parallelly. They cross paths eventually on account of a turning point in the story,” says Joseph, adding that the film talks about something which needs to be discussed in this digital age. “This topic has been hitherto unexplored in Malayalam cinema, as far as I know. We are living in a time where anyone can say anything about others. It’s a family-friendly film with ample amounts of humour.”
Joseph is making his feature debut after a four-year-long wait. Prior to Vikruthi, he has worked on ads, short films, and music videos. The filmmaker, who has directed a well-received short film titled Petti 6 with Shine Tom Chacko, runs a production company called Peraka Media based in Ernakulam.
As Joseph was particular about casting Soubin and Suraj, he waited for around two years to get their dates. “They were excited and felt that this film had to be made. They were very supportive of the script and made space for our film in the middle of their busy schedule,” says Joseph.
Vikruthi also stars Pauly Valsan, Surabhi Lakshmi, Sudhi Koppa, Vincy Aloysius, and Jaffer Idukki, among others.
The film was shot by Alby and edited by Ayoob Khan. Vikruthi's music has been composed by Bijibal. Produced by AD Sreekumar in association with Ganesh Menon and Lakshmi Warrier, the film is expected to be released by the beginning of October.