Malayalam young talent Tovino Thomas will be making his debut in Tamil with Abhiyum Annuvum which is directed by Asia’s first woman cinematographer B.R.Vijayalakshmi. Said to be a breezy romantic story, Abhiyum Annuvum features Tovino Thomas and Pia Bajpai as the lead pair. Tovino Thomas says that it’s a bliss to work with Asia’s first woman cinematographer B.R.Vijayalakshmi on Abhiyum Annuvum who has done a terrific job on the story. “On the first note, the script and the projection of my characterization. Vijayalakshmi madam has penned the story with so much intensity that the two lead characters convey the emotions in its own ways… Especially, to work with the Asia’s first ever woman cinematographer like Vijayalakshmi is a real bliss. The backdrops she has set the story and how cinematographer Akilan has perceived her ideas and translated them into beautiful celluloid will be appreciated by everyone,” says Tovino Thomas.
The Ezra actor also adds that the way he has been welcomed by Tamil audiences, he feels grateful and further adds that it brings a great amount responsibility to do better. “This is a kind of rarity that not many other industries would obviously do. Tamil audiences made me feel special as soon as they got to know that my debut here will be happening with Abhiyum Anuvum. Their great heartedness pushes me into furthermore responsibility of delivering what they expect me,” adds Tovino.
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Speaking about his co-star Pia Bajpai, Tovino opines she is one of the rare talents in the field of cinema and heaps praises on her. “I would say Pia Bajpai is definitely one of the rarest impeccable performers of the contemporary cinema. She would be completely normal and jovial on the sets, but the moment she goes before the camera lens, it’s an incredulous transformation,” he further adds.
Abhiyum Annuvum was initially slated to be released on March 9th, 2018 but had to be postponed to May 25th, 2018 due to the month-long Kollywood strike.