Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam actress Lena Abhilash, who is known for decent roles, is going bold in her upcoming movie Ayal, which is directed by Suresh Unnithan. The movie has a few intimate scenes and the Mallu girl has shed her inhibition for the film. She says that her steamy scenes with actor Lal are an integral part of the film and she never felt uncomfortable doing them with Lal. She gushes that, they have been shot aesthetically.
Ayal, which was earlier titled Nagabandham, is a story on intense human relations. Set in 1960s, the film uses the symbols of Serpentine Worship and socio political rebellions during that period of time to create an ambiance for storytelling. This family drama examines the concepts of love, morals and lust. Dr K Ampady has written the story, screenplay and dialogue of the movie.
Dasan (Lal) is practicing Pulluvan, who has an aura of ascribed divinity around him. He has two wives, Janaki and Chakara. Along the course of time, Dasan becomes passionate with Devaki Antharjanam, the wife of the village landlord. Dasan has no restrictions on wine, women or smoke. But an unexpected event makes his life topsy turvy and brings out the tenacity and quality of relations he has.
Lena is playing one of the three women, who are in relationship with the same man. She appears as village landlord's wife Devaki Antharjanam. The actress says that each woman represents a particular kind of bonds like duty-bound love, highly spiritual love and pure lust and possessiveness.
Lena Playing Lal's Alleged Lover
Talking about her role, Lena says that she is playing a girl, who is much ahead of her time. It is a complex role and she has never played such role before.
Bold Scenes Are Essential For Ayal
Ayal has some bold scenes featuring Lena and Lal. Talking about them, she says they are intrinsic part of the film. They are must for the screenplay to convey the theme of the movie.
Lena Never Felt Uneasy Doing Steamy Scenes
"I never felt I was doing something shocking. Also, they have been shot aesthetically and in a charming way. The makers are all people I know and I never felt uncomfortable at any point of time," TOI quotes Lena as saying.
Ayal Has A New Defination For Love
The film picturises the various shades of love and problemetises the conventional concepts around it. It is also an attempt to transcend the definitions of love and to explore the flowering of bonds which are deep rooted than love. What do we call it?
Iniya And Lakshmi Playing Lal's Wives
Besides Lena, Iniya and Lakshmi Sharma are playing other two female leads in Ayal. They appear as Lal's wife in the film, while Lena essays the role of his alleged lover.
Ayal Production Team
The film is produced by MT Dileep Kumar and Madhusoodanan Mavelikara. Sujith Vasudev is handling the camerawork. Sobin K Soman is the editor of the movie.
The movie Ayal has five songs. MT Pradeep Kumar Devadas, who is famous for 'Kattukurinju poovum kondu' has penned the lyrics for the film.
Mohan Sitaram, MG Anil and Somashekharan Unnitan are composing soundtracks and background score. Jayachandran, Shweta Mohan, Vijay Yesudas and Anuradha Sriram are crooning the tracks.