Angamali Diaries releasing in Japan on April 8th
Director Lijo Jose Pellissery introduces 86 promising actors to Mollywood through this ‘katta local’ story written by actor Chemban Vinod Jose. The attempt was fraught with risk; however, with this venture Lijo seems to have pulled off a miracle by producing an entertainer film sans any known actor.
The film’s protagonist is Vincent Pepe (Anthony Varghese), who is a quintessential good boy. He is active in church and a mamma’s boy. As his father is away in Karnataka, Vincent in his teenage years grows up idolising one of the local goons, Babuji. Following his lead, Vincent soon forms a gang of his own, who are ready to take on any challenge and one of them is to run a pork business. The hurdles they face in the daily grind take the coming-of-the-age movie forward.
Showcasing a mélange of beautiful visuals, thumping music and natural performances, Angamaly Diaries is one of the more fresh and terrific attempts made by a filmmaker of late in Mollywood. Chemban has weaved in the dialect, food, music and culture of the people in Angamaly to the plot, paying careful attention to every intricate detail, while making it an engaging movie.
Japan release is scheduled for April 8th at AEON Ichikawa Myoden theater. Celluloid Japan is distributing the movie in Japan. Malayalees and Japanese movie fans are eagerly waiting for this movie