Madhu C. Narayanan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manu Ashokan! 2019 has been a year of Debutant Directors. And tomorrow, probably another name will also get added to that list, Anuraj Manohar. Anuraj Manohar’s directorial debut, Ishq will hit the screens tomorrow.
Anuraj, an alumnus of Vimal Jyoti Engineering College, left his job in Cochin Shipyard eight years ago. He has been working as Associate Director in many films. His Passion towards cinema is very high. Therefore the expectations on Ishq is rising day by day. As per the sources say, he is calm and confident on his debut.
The song ‘Parayuvan’, which released a few days back is still viral on Social media. It also marked the debut of popular Sid Sriram in the Malayalam industry. Voice of Sid Sriram and Neha Iyer literally take us to a different world. Credit should be also given to Joe Paul(Lyricist) and Jakes Bejoy(Music Director).
But is Ishq a normal love story? No. As per the sources, the plot is completely justifying the tagline of the movie, ‘Not a Love Story’. Then what is it is all about? The sources say Ishq deal about the complexities involved in a relationship. Even though the word ‘Ishq’ assumes to be a straight forward love story, Ishq is more realistic. Above all, it is expected to detail many social issues without any hesitation. After its release, Ishq may lead to many debates. You can accept it or not, but as per the sources, it is expected to be an eye-opener for many. Let us decide tomorrow.
The Script written by Ratheesh Ravi is expected to give enough space for actors. The casting of the movie is also giving a lot of expectations. Shane Nigam is definitely the main attraction of Ishq. Unlike Parava and Kumbalangi, here there is no big cast surrounding him. Therefore, his individual performance matters the most here. But as per the sources, the plot offers a lot for Shane to act. It is his biggest challenge so far. Like Shane Nigam, Ann Sheetal is also looking gorgeous in the posters and she too is expected to do well. Actors like Shine Tom Chacko and Leona Lishoy also plays a crucial role, which is expected to glorify the movie a bit more.
Malayalam Industry is literally going on a different level now. It is giving enough space for content-driven films. So if there is content, the people will definitely take it to their heart. Cinematography by Anarsha, a former associate of Rajiv Ravi will also play a key role.
Viewers should be able to relate Ishq to their life, as it is expected to be a real one. At the same time, it has to make the viewers engaged. That’s where the challenge lies upon and hopefully, the 8-year long experience of Anuraj Manohar will count here. All the Best, Team Ishq!