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Exclusive: Pattinappakkam's screenplay is its USP, says Jayadev Balachandran

Sree Prasad Nair | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:47 IST

Jayadev Balachandran, son of late cinematographer G Balachandran Pillai and brother of popular Malayalam actress Bhavana, is all set to make his directorial debut with Tamil film, Pattinappakkam.

The film, written and directed by Jayadev and produced by Rohit Roy under Mulamoottil Productions, stars Kalaiyarasan and Anaswara Kumar in the lead.

In an exclusive interview with Catch, Jayadev revealed that screenplay is the main hero of his upcoming thriller. He said:

"My debut film, Pattinappakkam is ready for release. The film stars Thalaivar's Kabali fame Kalaiyarasan and Anaswara Kumar of Yaamirukka Bayamey fame as main leads. It's a parallel story thriller, so I can say that the screenplay will be the main USP of my film. My film also stars an ensemble supporting cast including veteran Malayalam actor Manoj K Jayan, Yog Japee, Kannada-Tamil actress Chaya Singh, John Vijay, MS Bhasker, and Charlie."

The music of Pattinappakkam has been composed by Ishan Dev while the cinematography and editing by Raana and Athul Vijay, respectively. The director wife, stylist Vinaya Dev, has been roped in for the costume design aspect of the film.

Pattinappakkam also stars Rosin Jolly, Swaminathan, Madhan Babu, R Sundar Rajan, Madhumitha, Rajesh Ranga, Meepu Swami, Sreeram, Adithi Ravi, Dilsha, Rekha Suresh, Meera Krishnan and Arputhan Vijay.

Jayadev, a 2007 graduate in the field of Film Direction, Western Film making, Film editing, and Photography from Vancouver Film School, Canada is the recipient of a number of awards - including the United Nations Award for best Research in the state on AIDS awareness, Kerala State Tourism Photography Award, Best Director (Theatre), and Best Designer (Nestle International).

First published: 26 October 2016, 1:47 IST