Mega Star Mammootty starrer ‘Peranbu’ had its Indian premiere at the 49th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. The movie was screened at INOX – II for a packed audience and received fabulous response with a standing ovation at the end. Director Ram, producer PL Thenappan and actress Sadhana were honoured by the organizers. Ram also interacted with the audience after the movie and answered their questions.
While talking at the event, Ram was asked about why he chose to cast Mammootty in the movie. The director said that he grew up watching Mammootty’s films like ‘Sukritham’, ‘Amaram’ and ‘Mrugaya’. While working on this movie’s subject, he knew that the lead actor has to be someone who could bear the burden of pain convincingly and he had no other option than Mammootty.
Interestingly, Ram said that he wouldn’t have made ‘Peranbu’ if Mammootty had not signed the film. When he pitched the film to the actor, he didn’t have a proper full feldged script. Ram explained the idea briefly to Mammootty and said that he would start working on the screenplay only if the veteran agrees to be part of the movie. Impressed by Ram’s narration, Mammootty gave a nod immediately.
‘Peranbu’ tells the poignant story of a doting father and his mentally affected girl child. Those who watched the movie at the various festivals have been raving about the performances of Mammootty and Sadhana. Both the actors are expected to bag quite a few awards for the movie.
Since ‘Peranbu’ had gained international acclaim after its screening at the Rotterdam festival and Shanghai festival, there was huge rush for the movie at IFFI last day. As a large section of attendees felt disappointed on missing out the movie, the organizers are planning for a rescreening on November 27. An official confirmation regarding the same is still awaited. The movie’s makers have also not announced the theatrical release date.