'Leela' has been in the news for quite a long time now. People who have read the original book have been eagerly waiting to see the cinematic version of the story. After a long wait, the movie is all set to release and recently film's first official teaser got released.
Here are few interesting facts about 'Leela' that you would want to know.
The Hunt For The Reel 'Kuttiyappan'
All those who have read the original story would admit the fact that, the character of 'Kuttiyappan' is a difficult one to portray. Initially, Mohanlal was touted to play the role, later on it went on to Shankar Ramakrishnan.
Further, reports suggested that Mammootty was all set to play 'Kuttiyappan'. Finally, Ranjith confirmed that Biju Menon will be playing the role of Kuttiyappan.
Road To Find The Actress
To find the right actress to play the lead role would have been a tougher task, considering the bold nature that the theme has. Actresses like Ann Augustine and Rima Kallingal were considered for the role, but they had to pull out due to various reasons.
Finally, Parvathy Nambiar who impressed Ranjith with her theatre performances, got the chance to enact 'Leela'.
The Original Leela
'Leela' is a short story written by Unni R which had won wide appreciation. According to Unni R, the movie wouldn't be a complete copy of the story and the film would be on the lines of an entertainer, with Ranjith's touch.
Ranjith Directing Another Person's Script
Ranjith had previously directed films like 'Paleri Manikyam' and 'Njan' which were based on T P Rajeevan's stories. Incidentally, it is for the first time that Ranjith is directing a film on another person's script. Unni R has written the script for 'Leela'.
The Real Kottayam Slang
Leela is supposed to be the first Malayalam film to be using the real Kottayam slang. The makers have tried to stay close to the authentic Kottayam slang which is unlike the slangs which we have been hearing in 'achaayan' based films.
If all goes well, the film would be releasing for this Vishu season. Let us wait to see the magic on screen.