Thiruvananthapuram: Director-turned-actor Lal's nephew Balu Varghese, who has acted as a child artist in movies like Chanthupottu and Manikyakallu, is now turning independent hero in the upcoming Malayalam film Honey Bee, which is scheduled to release in theatres on June 7. The budding Mollywood actor says that his uncle has been his biggest inspiration and his tips came to his big help in making his debut film.
Directed by Lal's son Jean Paul Lal, Honey Bee deals with friendship and youngsters. Set against the backdrop of Fort Kochi, the movie revolves around a group of five, how they land up in trouble after getting inebriated and how they try to wriggle out of it. Although the film is about five friends from a dance troupe, there is no dance number, says Balu Varghese.
Talking to a leading English daily, Balu Varghese says that his uncle Lal had advised him to take his role seriously irrespective of whether it is big or small. The budding star gushes that his advice came to his great help in Honeybee. Talking about his role, he says that he is playing Ambrose, on-screen brother of Archana Kavi. He adds that youngsters can relate to his role.
Meanwhile, unlike other young actors, Balu Varghese, who seems to be quite skeptic about his acting skills, reveals that he is no hurry to sign new projects before the release of his debut film. He wants to see how the audience would receive his character in the movie Honey Bee. In future, he will accept the kind of roles that he can perform well.
Lal's Son Turning Director With Honey Bee
Lal's son Jean Paul Lal is debuting Malayalam film industry as director with the movie Honey Bee. Besides direction, he has also written script for the movie.
Siby-Joby Producing Honey Bee
Honey Bee is one of the medium budget Malayalam movies of 2013, which feature young actors in leads. Siby Thottupuram and Joby Mundamattom are producing the film under the banner of SJM Entertainment.
Honey Bee Has Deepak's Dev Music
Deepak Dev, who has earlier composed music for hit movies like Christian Brothers, Urumi and Teja Bhai and Family, is scoring tunes for Honey Bee. Alby has handled the camerawork, while Ratheesh Raj edited the film.
Asif Ali, Bhavana Playing Leads In Honey Bee
While Balu appears as Ambro in Honey Bee, other popular actors like Asif Ali, Bhavana, Baburaj, Sreenath Bhasi and Archana Kavi are playing the roles of his friends named Sebastian, Angel, Fernando, Abu, Sara, respectively.
Supporting Artists In Honey Bee
Staton Edward, Lal, Amith Chackalakal, Suresh Krishna and Hasim are also playing important supporting roles in Honey Bee.
Honey Bee Production
The film unit of Honey Bee started its shooting from February 15 and they have completed its filming and other post-production works recently. A member from the team said that the film has come out very well and it is sure to rock the audience.
Response For Honey Bee Trailer
The trailer of Honey Bee, which is now going viral on the net, points a few scenes that resembles the Hollywood movie Hangover. Some film goers have also pointed that one of the songs from the movie is a rip-off of Bob Marley and Far East Movement's songs.
Honey Bee Release Date
Honey Bee is slated to hit the marquee on June 7. With the movie getting the mixed buzz, it should be seen how the viewers will react to it. Stay locked to this space to read Honey Bee movie review.