Malayalam film industry is known for churning out off-beat stories and realistic approach. The current generation of filmmakers has taken it to the next level with their pragmatic techniques. Writers and directors in the industry look to rope in not just heroes but artists who fit the bill. Actor Jayasurya is one such man who has an innovative formula for his films. After ‘Angamaly Diaries’ and ‘Action Hero Biju’, Jayasurya is now working on a biopic on former Indian football captain V P Sathyan. The film will see eleventy of newcomers who will essay important characters in the film.
Apparently, the bunch of newcomers will include 75 real life football players since it is a biopic on a football player. Speaking to an eminent daily director Prajesh Sen said, “Close to 8,500 players from various clubs across the state had applied for the audition. We conducted a camp and selected 700, out of which 75 footballers will be seen playing in various matches in the film.”
Speaking of the shooting schedules of the film Prajesh said, “In the first schedule, we are shooting portions of Sathyan’s personal life and his younger days. A few football sequences too will be canned, but the portions of professional football will be shot in Chennai and Kolkata.”
Lead actor Jayasurya trained hard and rigorously to get in shape for the character of V P Sathyan. Besides Jayasurya the cast also includes Anu Sithara, Siddique, Renji Panicker, Nirmal Palazhy and Deepak Parambol.