Iyobinte Pusthakam, the 'Magnum Opus' of Amal Neerad, has already emerged as a box office success. Despite the initial criticism, the movie has been receiving highly positive reviews from the audience and critics. Iyobinte Pusthakam can be doubtlessly enlisted as one of the best period movies of Malayalam cinema and the best visual treat ever happened in the industry.
According to the lead actor cum co-producer of the movie Fahadh Faasil, the modern cinema completely depends upon the social networking sites for the promotions. The actor believes, the era of flexes and posters is passing away.
So as to prove Fahadh's statements, Iyobinte Pusthakam has reached the audience majorly and extensively through the social networking sites. For the same reason, the cast and crew members have been sharing the location stills and important scenes of the movie on Facebook and Twitter.
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The movie stands out from the contemporary cinemas with the exceptional narrative style and extraordinary cinematography. The media and audience fondly defined Iyobinte Pusthakam, as 'a painting with a camera'. Apart from proving his talent in filmmaking, director-cinematographer Amal Neerad proves that he is one of the best cinematographers of Indian Cinema.
Even with a not-so-strong script, the director and the crew has managed to conceal the flaws of the movie, with a wonderful narrative style and the brilliant visualization. Another grace factor of the movie is the perfect casting and the performance of each actor.
Apart from the lead actors, the supporting actors like Saritha Kukku, who essayed the role of Chemban's wife, the actress who essayed Comrade Rosamma Punnuse, the actor who played the manager of Iyob etc deserves special applause for their mesmerizing performances.
Here we bring you some making stills and candid moments from the sets of Iyobinte Pusthakam.
Amal Neerad and Jayasurya snapped during the shoot. Seems like Amal was showing Jayasurya how to perform the scene. Jayasurya played the antagonist character Angoor Ravuther in the movie.
It's Fun Time!
Fahadh Faasil snapped with an elephant. The actor, in the photograph was seen hanging on to the elephant's tusk. The 'elephant scene' in the movie has been highly appreciated.
Lead actor cum co-producer Fahadh Faasil seemed to be having a great time shooting with his best pal Aashiq Abu and family friend Lal. Aashiq appeared in a cameo role in the movie, while Lal played the title character Iyob.
The Master Brain!
Iyobinte Pusthakam is surely a Magnum Opus of the director-cinematographer Amal Neerad. It is the best movie of his career till date. The director manages to conceal the flaws of the weak script with his fantastic visuals.
The Visual Magic!
The movie is surely a treat for the audience and can be doubtlessly coined as the best visual treat ever happened in the Malayalam industry. This particular photo, which shows Fahadh falling off the cliff, is the perfect example for the visual richness of the movie.
Chemban, Ivan, Martha and Iyob
The four important characters of Iyobinte Pusthakam. Chemban is the close friend of protagonist Aloshy, Ivan is the second son of Iyob, Martha is the daughter of Iyob's colonial landlord Harrison & Kazhali and the love interest of Aloshy.
Dimitri And Ivan With Henchmen
Dimitri and Ivan, the elder sons of Iyob are cruel and cunning like their father Iyob, while Aloshy is like his mother Annamma. this makes the siblings enemies. A pic snapped during the filming of the scene in which Dimitri and Ivan attacks Aloshy.
Cruel Yet Moralistic Iyob
A snap taken during the shoot of the "elephant scene' of the movie. In the scene, Iyob disagrees with a planter who persuades him to start cannabis cultivation saying that he is completely against such immoral activities; and in the next scene, shoots an elephant for trading tusks.
Kazhali and Martha
A snap of Lena and Isha Sharvani, taken from the sets. Lena plays Kazhali, the tribal wife of colonial landlord Harisson and Isha plays Martha, their daughter who is love with Aloshy.
Aashiq Abu's Guest Role
Aashiq Abu, the popular director makes a cameo appearance in the movie as real life character P J Antony, the actor who bagged the National Award for Best Actor for the first time in Malayalam cinema. In the movie, Aloshy makes an ironical remark at Antony that he could become a good actor. Aashiq is just two movies old and only time will tell whether he will become an established actor.
Annamma And Young Aloshy
A pic from the beginning scenes of the movie, which portrays Alsohy, Ivan and Dimitri's childhood. Reenu Mathews plays Iyob's wife Annamma, a lady with a golden heart. In the movie, Aloshy is depicted as true mama's boy who inherits the kind and loving nature of his mom.
A pic snapped during the filming of Kazhali's introduction scene. Kazhali is landlord Harrison's second wife, who loses her husband and the gets thrown out of their bungalow, by her husband's servant Iyob. Lena played Kazhali to near perfection and it is doubtlessly one of the best characters of the actress till date.
Martha Poses With Elephant
Isha Sharvani, who plays landlord Harrison and Kazhali's daughter Martha, posed during the filming of 'elephant scene' with her striking dance moves.
A pic of Isha Sharvani during the filming of 'tea shop' scene. Isha's character Martha is a hardworking girl, who struggles to take care of her ailing mother.
Fahadh Faasil was clicked during the filming of his bike riding scenes. The actor, who doubles as the producer of the movie, delivers his first mass hero role with Iyobinte Pusthakam.