Reliance Big Pictures is all set to release the Malayalam film Kutty Srank on July 23rd, 2010. This is Mammootty's first film with Shaji who began his career as a cinematographer and later turned to direction with "Piravi" in 1988. Shaji N. Karun’s directorial debut won him the prestigious Camera d'Or - Mention d'honneur at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. Kutty Srank has already been screened at Pusan International Film Festival- Oct ’09, Montreal World Film Festival- Sept ’09, Mumbai Film Festival – Oct ’09 and the International Film Festival of India- Nov ’09.
Commenting on the release, director Shaji N. Karun says, “Kutty Srank is a movie layered with several emotions and shades which could only be brought to life by an actor par excellence such as Mammootty. It has been a creative and self innovating journey and hopefully be appreciated and understood by movie lovers all over the globe.”
Sanjeev Lamba, CEO Reliance BIG Pictures adds, “Reliance BIG Pictures is always proud to be associated with meaningful cinema. We expect that the beauty of Kutty Srank’s storytelling and Mammootty’s compelling performance will captivate the hearts of all viewers.”
Kutty Srank scripted by Shaji, P.F. Mathews & Hari Krishnan (screenplay) has noted actor & 3 time National Award winner Mammootty playing the male lead. The film also stars popular actresses Padmapriya, Kamalini, Meena Kumari in female leads. The film’s music has been composed by Isaac Thomas.
This is also the very first Malayalam film to be shot by a female cinematographer Anjuli Shukla who has previously worked on films like Tahaan and Prarambh as First Camera Assistant. She was also assistant to the award winning and highly acclaimed Santosh Sivan for several years.