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been just seven months since Malayalam veteran actor Bharath Gopi
had left us for ever. When he died in a private hospital at
Thiruvananthapuram on January 29 due to a massive heart attack, his
part in Balachandra Menon's De Ingottu Nokkiye was not
even half-complete. Technically, De Ingottu Nokkiye is his
last film in a career spanning nearly three decades; however, K.P.
Kumaran's yet to be released Aakashagopuram calls special attention
as his final venture.
In Aakashagopuram, an adaptation of Norwegian
playwright Henrik Ibsen's classic Master Builder, Bharath Gopi will
appear on screen as Abrahim Thomas, assistant to a middle-aged
architect Albert Samson (Mohanlal), whose single-minded focus on
his job has hardened him and prevented him from having a meaningful
private life with his wife Alice (Shweta Menon).
Gopi, one of the most meticulous performers in India, had completed
his role much earlier to his death and appears in a meaty role as
Abrahim Thomas in the film to be released in August 22. Set in
London among the Indian immigrant community,
Aakashagopuram also stars veteran Sreenivasan, Manoj K.
Jayan, Geethu Mohandas and Nithya.
Shot in various locations in the UK by cinematographer Santosh
C. Thundiyil, the film has music by multiple Emmy award winner John
Altman of Golden Eye, Titanic, Bhaji on the Beach and
Shall We Dance.
Sound design is by Nigel Holland of Batman Begins, Braveheart
and Resident Evil; rerecording is by Robert Farr (Star Wars:
Episode II&III, Gangs of New York) and Matthew Gough
(Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban and Cold
Mountain). John Harvey and Jonathan Trussler of Kingdom of
Heaven add visual effects to the film, produced by Manu S.
Kumaran, Tutu Sharma and Taizoon F. Khorakiwala.