Madhupal has started work on his second movie Ozhimuri, based on the life of five people living in Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The area that was part of Travancore, got attached to Tamil Nadu during the linguistic organisation of states. Script writer of Kollywood, Jaya Mohan has penned the story of this film.
Jaya Mohan, who is interestingly a Malayali hails from this district. Jaya Mohan was script writer of Angaditheru, Naan Kadvaul and Maniratnam's upcoming flick Kadal. Ozhimuri is presently being shot in parts of Thakkala and Marthandam.
Before the shoot, Madhupal has been exploring every nook and corner of this bilingual states. Malayali community in the place is facing an identity crisis. The current generation has stopped learning Malayalam and prefer to speak in Tamil in order to get government jobs. Besides, there are no Malayalam medium schools there.
These people are facing injustice of the worst kind. Neither Tamil Nadu nor Kerala want them. This particular community seems to specialise in litigation.
Swetha Menon handles an important role in the film. She will be seen in three avatars - as a young girl, a middle aged lady and an old woman. Ozhimuri is a female centric film and also has Bhavana, Mallika, Asif Ali and MR Gopa Kumar play pivotal roles.