When directors attempt to make a film based on political issues,
they often end up facing unwanted controversies. Jayaraj's latest
outing Of the People highlights several social and
political issues of the state. The writer of the film, debutante
Sreekumar Shreyas, had been receiving threatening calls even before
the film was released.
The director, who has also produced the film under his banner of
New Generation Cinema, has said that he is ready to face any
consequences resulting from the release of the film which hit
theatres last Friday in around 26 centres.
Jayaraj has introduced several new artists, both on the screen
and behind the screen, in Of the People. Newcomer
Devipriya is the female lead. Cinematography is handled by
debutante Tanu Balak and newcomer Vinu Thomas scored the music for
songs penned by Joy Thalam and the director himself.
Of the People is the third instalment of Jayaraj's
super hit film, 4 the People.