Kochi, 20th July, 2010: Reliance Big Pictures announced the release of their first Malayalam movie Shaji N Karun’s Kutty Srank today. The launch was attended by the star cast of the film- Mammooty, director- Shaji N. Karun, music director-Isaac Thomas along with executives of Reliance Big Pictures and Manorama Music.
Kutty Srank, scripted by Shaji, P F Mathews and Hari Krishnan(screenplay), features the versatile Mammootty playing the male lead. The film also stars popular actresses Padmapriya, Kamalini, Meena Kumari in female leads. The music has been aptly composed by Isaac Thomas. Kutty Srank is among the first Malayalam film to be shot by a female cinematographer Anjuli Shukla.
Speaking on the occasion Shaji N. Karun said, “Kutty Srank is a movie layered with several emotions and shades which could only be brought to life by an actor par excellence such as Mammootty. The female characterization is the essence of the movie. It has been a creative and self innovating journey and hopefully be appreciated and understood by movie lovers all over the globe”
The music of the movie also was launched in partnership with Manorama Music.
“Music is like the cool breeze in this movie which can be felt. It is an integral part of this movie as it represents a particular period. I am sure that Issac has done complete justice to it”, Shaji commended.
Issac Thomas Kottukappilly, the talented music director from the South Indian film industry said, “The music in this movie is mostly based on the traditional `Chavittunaatakam’,and the blend with the scenes and character enhances the flow of the music. It was a tough task to recreate this music which is not that popular today, and I am thankful to Shaji Sir for all the support extended to me”
Sanjeev Lamba – CEO- Reliance Big Pictures – “We are extremely pleased to be partnering Mr Shaji N Karun, Mammooty, Isaac Thomas and Manorama Music,on the music of Kutty Srank. We look forward to a successful partnership in future.”
Kutty Srank has already been screened at Pusan International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival and the International Film Festival of India last year and.
Kutty Srank(Sailor of Hearts) – The police find an unidentified body on the beach, and three women turn up, each claiming it as ‘her’ Kutty Srank. One is a wealthy woman who wants to become a Buddhist nun. The second is a woman who acts in a traditional Christian play with Kutty Srank and is later accused of murder. The third is a gentle, mute woman who, it appears, is carrying Kutty Srank’s baby. This richly shot film, with multiple skeins and powerful imagery, teases and hesitates to reveal the real Kutty Srank.