Arjun Ashokan-Basil Joseph starrer Jan-e-Man gears up for release
The film marks the directorial debut of SP Chidambaram
We had reported last November that Arjun Ashokan and Lal will star in SP Chidambaram's directorial debut Jan-e-Man.
The song shoot of the film, which also features Basil Joseph, Balu Varghese, Siddharth Menon, Ganapathy, Abhiram Radhakrishnan and Riya Saira, has been completed. The team is aiming to get it released in theatres once they reopen. A teaser featuring Basil Joseph was released a couple of days back.
Chidambaram tells us that every main actor has equal screen space and time in the film. Basil plays a nurse working abroad who experiences a bout of loneliness and yearns to return home.
"Basil plays an important character who appears throughout the film. It's through him the story gets narrated," says the filmmaker, adding that Jan-e-Man is a fictional "humorous family entertainer" inspired by personal events.
Chidambaram had initially planned to make his directorial debut with a different project but decided to make Jan-e-Man when it appealed to Vikruthi producers Lakshmi Warrier and Ganesh Menon. They are jointly bankrolling the film with Shawn Antony and Sajith Kumar K.
Chidambaram has previously worked as an assistant director under Jayaraj in the films Train and Pakarnattam and an assistant cameraman under Rajeev Ravi and KU Mohanan in films such as Kammattipadam, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, and Aadujeevitham.
Jan-e-Man has cinematography by debutant Vishnu Thandassery, who previously assisted names like Sameer Thathir, Shyju Khalid and Amal Neerad.
The film will be edited by Kiran Das and it has music by Bijibal.