It’s been over two years since actor Jagathy Sreekumar’s near fatal car accident and over a year since the tragic passing of the veteran actress Sukumari. But now, through the magic of film, both are to share screen space again in an upcoming movie ‘Mathruvandanam’ which is set to release in May!
This film, directed by M K Devarajan who worked previously as Priyadarshan’s assistant and written by Madambu Kunjikuttan, is based on a true story.
Yes, the inspiration for the story comes from a news piece years ago in Thrissur about a mentally challenged man and his devoted mother. Jagathy and Sukumari played the lead roles in the project before tragedy struck both of them.
Mohan Sithara has composed the background score while Palakkad Sreeram created the soundtrack. M J Radhakrishnan has handled the cinematography.
So, it is going to be strike a chord in the Malayali movie fans’ hearts to see these two greats in action again and bring back shades of nostalgia from the golden years.
Jagathy Sreekumar is rumoured to be on the road to recovery, slow though it may be, and the film fraternity and the fans continue to support him and wish him well. In fact, it was reported that Suraj Venjaaramoodu visited Jagathy to share the good news upon winning the national award this year. Jagathy had always been a mentor to Suraj and the actor returned the sentiment by personally paying him his respects in his moment of glory.