Jayaraj's Gulmohar in which scenarist-turned-director
Ranjith is the debut hero, playing a college lecturer, is all set
for release on August 28. The first choice of hero had been Suresh
The movie will portray campus life, immediately after the
Emergency which ended in 1977. Ranjith appears as an extremist
college lecturer named Induchoodan in this film, which pans two
different periods in the life of the protagonist.
Debutante Minu Mathew is the heroine; Lakshmi Gopalaswamy plays
Induchoodan's wife. Also in the cast are Mukesh, T.G. Ravi,
Siddique, Jayakrishnan, Kollam Thulasi, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Shobha
Mohan, Nishanth Sagar and Padmakumar.
The film is scripted by Didi Damodaran, daughter of well-known
scenarist T. Damodaran. O.N.V. Kurup has penned the lyrics, which
have been set to tune by noted music director Johnson.
Cinematography is by M.J. Radhakrishnan; Manoj does the editing and
Sujith Raghavan is in charge of art direction.
Produced by Saji Karuveli under the banner of Orient Films,
Gulmohar is likely to be a venture that stands somewhere
between an 'art' and a 'commercial' movie, like many of Jayaraj's