ALIIFF 2017: Angamaly Diaries to be screened

Published on 01-11-2017

Angamaly Diaries, a path-breaking movie in Malayalam, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery has been selected to All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) 2017. The movie will be screened at the festival in out-of- competition segment.

The third edition of ALIIFF is being organised as a part of Indywood Film Carnival. The carnival positioned as one of the largest film based events in the world will be held at Hyderabad-based Ramoji Film City, the largest film studio in the world, from December 1 to 4.

Angamaly Diaries produced by actor turned producer Vijay Babu under the banner of Friday Film House had broken conventional cinema myths. The film has won national and international recognition and been applauded for its storytelling style and raw picturisation.

The story of the movie written by actor Chemban Vinod Jose revolves around a locale called Angamaly in Kerala and Vincent Pepe (and his friends) who wanted to be a powerful leader of a righteous gang that ruled the city, like his seniors.

The film shot in experimental manner introduced 86 new actors; Antony Varghese, Reshma Rajan, Kichu Tellus, Ullas Jose Chemban, Vineeth Vishwam, Bitto Davis, Tito Wilson, Sarath Kumar and Sinoj Varghese played the main roles.

Most of the sequences in the movie are long single shots. The climax sequence of 11 mins single shot is a culmination of all the shots that shows a fight and chasing sequence happening at a festival venue. The director managed more than 1000 cine artists including locals in the sequence.

Girish Gangadharan wielded the camera while Prashant Pillai composed music. Shameer Mohammed handled editing section. Prashant Pillai composed the music while lyrics were written by P. S. Rafeeque and Preeti Pillai.

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