Malayalam actor and producer Kunchacko Boban is thrilled when his upcoming film Ariyippu has been selected for the 75th edition of the prestigious Locarno Film Festival. Ariyippu will be shown in the competition section, making it the first Malayalam film ever to compete in Locarno.
“The 75th Locarno Film Festival which opens on August 3 will see a Malayalam film ARIYIPPU in the international competition section for the first time in the festival’s history. As it coincides with the 75-year legacy of Udaya Pictures, it is indeed a personal honor for me as well and a tribute to my grandfather and father. My sincere thanks to my dear friend/writer/co-producer/director Mahesh Narayanan, co-producer Shibin Packer and the entire ARIYIPPU team for being a part of making this history.This also marks Kunchacko Boban Productions’ first production project! !
Ariyippu, a Malayalam Advertising, was written and directed by award-winning director Mahesh Narayanan. The film, also starring Divya Prabha, is about the problems faced by a married couple who migrate to Delhi from Kerala in search of a livelihood.
Kunchacko Boban’s production summary reads, “A sensitive and manipulative video is circulated among co-workers at the factory where the couple works, unleashing unexpected emotional, social, and marital imbalances in their relationship.”