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Papanasam Movie Details

Name: Papanasam
Censor Type: U
Running Time: 181 min
Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 3, 2015
Director: Jeethu Joseph
Stars: Kamal HaasanKalabhavan ManiNiveda Thomas
Music Director: M. Ghibran
Producer: Wide Angle Creations

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The 2013 Malayalam film Drishyam directed by Jeethu Joseph and starring Mohanlal and Meena, won good reviews from critics and became a blockbuster soon after release, with the makers choosing to sell on regional remake rights. A Tamil version was planned to be jointly produced by Suresh Balaje, George Pius of Wide Angle Creations, Raj Kumar Sethupathy and Sripriya Rajkumar of Raj Kumar Theatres Pvt Ltd. The team subsequently signed on Kamal Haasan in late January 2014, to enact the leading role after successful negotiations, with Jeethu Joseph choosing to direct the Tamil version himself. Initially, Jeethu said that Rajinikanth was initially approached to do the lead role and although he was interested to take up the role, he had doubts regarding a few scenes and how they would appeal to his fans. The pair then chose to alter the storyline to feature a Hindu family from Papanasam instead of Christian Keralite\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s, to make it familiar with Tamil audiences. In August 2014, the film was reported to be titled Papanasam. Pranav Mohanlal joined the team as an assistant director during the film\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s first schedule. Jeyamohan was selected to write the dialogues for the film.

Several actresses were considered and approached for the leading female roles, before the team made a final decision. Simran was reported to have signed the film, though she later stated that she was not working in the film. Nadhiya, Sridevi, and Abhirami were also considered for roles in the film. Joseph confirmed that Sridevi was not part of the project and that the team would make the official announcements as soon as the cast and crew were finalized. Kamal Haasan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s partner Gautami was later confirmed to play Meena\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s role from the original in June 2014, marking her comeback to acting after a sixteen year sabbatical. Asha Sarath was chosen to reprise her role as a police officer from the original version, while Kalabhavan Mani would portray Kalabhavan Shajon\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s role from the original. Niveda Thomas was signed on to play the elder daughter of the lead pair, while child artiste Esther was also added to the cast, reprising her role from the original as well. Anant Mahadevan was selected to play the role of Siddique from the Malayalam version. Roshan Basheer was also selected to reprise his role as Varun from the original.

Jeethu Joseph confirmed that shooting for the film would commence from the second half of 2014. The film kick-started with a formal pooja on 16 July 2014. Principal photography commenced on 25 August 2014. with first schedule beginning in Tirunelveli where scenes featuring Kamal Haasan and Gautami were initially shot.

Sathish Paul, a Malayalam filmmaker-scriptwriter filed a petition with the Ernakulam District Court asking to stop the Tamil remake of Drishyam, alleging that the original film was a copy of his story published as a book in May 2013 called Oru Mazhakalathu. Benoy Kadavan, Sathish\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s advocate, informed that his client was told by Jeethu that Drishyam was going to be a family drama, and not a thriller, but when the movie was released, he noted that it was an exact copy and that a notice was sent to Jeethu Joseph, and both the Malayalam and the Tamil production houses, asking for equal shares in the profits of the film. Regarding the issue, the Ernakulam Additional Sessions Judge, V. S. Vasan, issued a temporary order, which stated that the Tamil version would be allowed to release if the makers gave INR10 lakh (US$17,000) or equivalent bank guarantee to the court. Jeethu said that he had heard of the court\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s bank guarantee, but clarified that his story might have had some similarities with the Japanese film, Suspect X (2008), but cited that it was not a copy of any other story and was willing to move to the high court to prove it.

M. Ghibran composes the music for the film, with Na. Muthukumar writing the lyrics.   




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