With Irul releasing this Friday and Joji releasing on April 7, we get two back-to back-releases starring Fahadh Faasil in April. The team behind Joji released a 1-minute teaser of the film that practically reveals nothing, but it sure is intriguing.
FaFa is seen using a makeshift fishing rod to try fishing in what looks like a deep pond. Set in a rubber plantation, he waits for close to two days to get a fish (or something bigger) to hook on to it as the teaser ends with his character struggling to pull it towards him.
Watch the teaser here:
The new poster of the film is simply Fahadh with one of his eyes covered. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Joji is written by Syam Pushkaran and shot by Shyju Khalid. This is the third film Dileesh Pothan is making with Fahadh Faasil.
Like in their first collaboration Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Joji too is being written by Syam Pushkaran (Maayanadhi, Kumbalangi Nights). Shyju Khalid had shot Kumbalangi Nights.
The team had released a first look poster last year with nothing but the title font and crew details. It is being produced by the same team that produced Kumbalangi Nights — Bhavana Studios along with Fahadh Faasil and Friends and Working Class Hero.
Malayalam filmmakers making films based on Shakespeare’s works are quite common. Director Jayaraj had previously made the award-winning Kaliyattam based on Othello, Kannagi based on Anthony and Cleopatra and, more recently, a tri-lingual named Veeram, based on Macbeth.
In Hindi, Vishal Bhardwaj has made his own versions of Othello (Omkara), Hamlet (Haider) and Macbeth (Maqbool). In the West, greats such as Akira Kurosawa (Throne Of Blood) and Roman Polanski (Macbeth in 1971) have made their interpretations as well.
Fahadh’s Netflix film Irul is releasing on April 2.