“Don’t look for a story of suspense,” says Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph of Drishyam fame. Unlike his earlier thriller, the tables are turned earlier in Oozham, releasing in the UAE on September 22.
This story is about Surya Krishnamoorthy, who is working in the USA. Following a tragedy in his family, he comes home to India. Surya’s investigation of the tragedy and the revenge that he executes forms the rest of the story.
Prithviraj plays Surya and this is his second film with Joseph after Memories.
Neeraj Madhav plays his adoptive brother Ajmal. New find Rasna is Surya’s sister, Aishwarya.
Rasna, a law graduate, is elated with the response to her role. Oozham released in Kerala a fortnight ago, during the Onam festival.
“Oozham dwells on the bond between siblings and my role is crucial in the story,” she says.
Playing Prithviraj’s onscreen sister was a dream come true, Rasna adds.
It all began when she heard that director Joseph was scouting for new faces. Rasna sent him few pictures.
“They were the regular portfolio kind of pictures in stylish attires and he replied back with a ‘Good.’ As an after-thought I took a selfie of mine in my casual look and sent it to him again. That worked and I was in,” says Rasna, who is currently working in veteran director Sathyan Anthikaad’s next film. She plays the sister of Dulquer Salmaan’s character.
Oozham is produced by G. George and Anto Padinijarekkara. Shamdat Sainudheen is the cinematographer. Anil Johnson is the composer. The supporting cast includes Tamil actors Jayaprakash and Pasupathy, Malayalam actors Balachandra Menon and Divya Pillai (a UAE resident), and Kannada actor Kishore.