KOZHIKODE: The biggest strength of 'Uyare' with Parvathy Thiruvoth in the lead is its screenplay with minimal yet powerful dialogues, says its debutant director Manu Ashokan. The film is getting good reviews and audience response.
"We send out a contemporary, relevant message through the movie. People accepted it as we expected," he said at a meet-the-press programme here on Saturday.
"Makeup was a challenge. Parvathi plays an acid attack victim and needed silicone prosthetic makeup. It took hours to do it, and Bangalore-based Zubi Johal and Rajeev Subba did it well."
He says it is 'Uyare' is a journey from one phase to another, to the heights. On the negative role of Asif Ali, he said, the star took it as a challenge and portrayed most daringly.
"The shooting locations were Kochi, Mumbai, Agra and Chennai. We have not done any compromise and adjustment for the shooting. Producers were supportive," he said.
"Pallavi Raveendran, the character played by Parvathy, was the only thing in our mind and all other things were insignificant," said Shegna, one of the producers, on the controversy surrounding Parvathy.
"Gopi Sunder music and Mahesh Narayan's editing made it more attractive."
According to reviews, it has broken the stereotypical Mollywood formula centring around a superstar.
The script is by Bobby-Sanjay and sister-trio, daughters of producer P. V. Gangadharan, Shenuga, Shegna and Sherga are producers....