The son of veteran hitmaker Joshiy, Abhilash is helming one of the biggest Malayalam films in recent times: the period gangster film, King Of Kotha, which is all set to hit screens this Onamweekend.
It chronicles the story of an isolated island city ruled over by a gangster, played by Dulquer Salmaan, and features Aishwarya Lakshmi, Prasanna, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Nyla Usha and Gokul Suresh in supporting roles.
For the introduction scene, we had 400 to 500 junior artists on set at all the time as it was a major action block and all frames needed these people in one way or the other.
“I will be the happiest and proudest person if audiences feel that there is a shadow of my father’s style and technique in King of Kotha. My father has directed more than 100 films in a long career and I am just starting out.”
My father is quite updated with the changing landscape of cinema. He still watches more films than me daily and makes it a point to catch all new releases in the theater itself.