January 31, 2023

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Tovino Thomas wraps anti-war film ‘Invisible Windows’

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Indian filmmaker Dr. Vijukumar Damodaran has completed the post-production of his latest work, the Malayalam language film “Adrishya Jalkangal” (“Invisible Windows”).

The film is headlined by Netflix superhero film “Minal Murali”, Nimisha Sajayan (“The Great Indian Kitchen”) and Indraan’s (“Home”) star Tovino Thomas. It explores the events that occur when a window to a metaphysical world that exists outside of human reality opens for a person. Music by two-time Grammy winner Ricky Cage.

Damodaran, popularly known as Dr. Biju, is well known in the Indian and international film festival circuit. His films have been honored with National Film Awards of India three times. International accolades include “Veilmarangal” (“Trees Under the Sun,” 2019) winning one of the best awards in Shanghai and “Painting Life” (2018) winning the Critics Award in Oporto.

“Adrishya Jalkangal” is produced by Elanar Films (upcoming immigrant drama “Minimum”), Mithri Movie Makers (producers of one of the biggest Indian hits of 2021 “Pushp”) and Tovino Thomas Productions.

‘Adrishya Jalkangal’ is an anti-war film set in a fictional place with a layered structure and surreal treatment. The script is strongly socially driven and touches on various aspects and elements of society related to the concept of war,” said Damodaran. diversity. “The film deeply explores many emotions and situations such as life, death, fear, hope, helplessness, love, hate, dreams and conscience, especially focusing on those neglected by a deeply divided and hierarchical society.”

Thomas said diversity: “Working with Dr. Biju seemed longer than anything else because we discussed a film together just before the pandemic started. So now when it happened, I felt it was waiting – to be a part of a Dr Biju movie. I really enjoyed the long takes and acting through his filmmaking style. This is a balance I always try to keep in my portfolio; Artsy cinema has to be part of mainstream projects as well. I try to make each of my characters unique and this one probably has the most unique nature. It’s also a pleasure to work with production houses like Elanar Films and Mithri Movie Makers who are constantly trying to break the mold and bring something new to the audience, which I have always tried in my films.”

Producers include Radhika Lavoo, Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar with Jayashree Lakshminarayan serving as associate producer.

“At Elanar Films, we have always believed that the more personal a film is, the more universal its appeal. We are very proud to present a deeply meditative and experimental film that attempts to bridge the gap between fiction and reality through a very honest examination of society, life and death in our times,” said Lavoo. diversity. “It’s a great time for ‘glocal’ cinema to flourish, and we’re excited to showcase a very Indian yet international film that has something unique and powerful to say to every individual across the globe. Working with global talent, who repeatedly push the biggest boundaries through their art.” Beyond, we are confident that this is a film that will serve as a reflective lens and ‘window’ to all curious minds and film lovers.”

“Adrishya Jalakangal” is aiming for an A-list festival slot in 2023

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