Pathira Kurbana: Dhyan, Aju, and Neeraj team up for a horror film, again
Debutant director Vinay Jose clarifies that neither his film nor its characters are in any way connected to Adi Kapyare Kootamani even though it shares the three principal actors with that film
After Adi Kapyare Kootamani, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese, and Neeraj Madhav are teaming up again for a new film titled Pathira Kurbana, which will be helmed by debutant Vinay Jose. The makers have released the title poster.
Vinay Jose has been previously part of the writing and direction team of several films such as Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus, Om Shanti Om, Aadu, and Love Action Drama. He will be directing the film from his screenplay adaptation of a story conceived by Dhyan.
Vinay clarifies that neither Pathira Kurabana nor its characters are in any way connected to Adi Kapyare Kootamani even though it shares the three principal actors with that film. However, he tells us Pathira Kurbana will be a comedy-horror like the former, though with more focus on horror and featuring fresh characters.
“The approach to horror this time will be relatively more serious even though it will have its share of humour,” says Vinay. “It will be unlike how horror has been treated in Malayalam cinema so far.”
The female leads will be played by fresh faces as the makers wish to keep the characters free of preconceptions. An audition for the roles will be conducted soon. The team is aiming to start the film by January or February and has plans to release the film for Onam.
The shooting locations will include Thiruvanathapuram, Munnar, and Vagamon, and the film will be shot by Roby Varghese Raj, who recently served as one of the cinematographers on Dhyan’s directorial debut Love Action Drama.
Rathin Radhakrishnan is handling the editing department and Shaan Rahman the music.