‘Mayanadhi’ starring Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lakshmi is directed by Aashiq Abu and produced by Santhosh Kuruvilla of ‘Dream mill cinemas’ and ‘Moonshot Entertainment’. This Christmas release is receiving highly positive reviews from the audience.
Talking about ‘Mayanadhi’ , it’s producer Santhosh Kuruvilla said, “ ‘Mayanadhi’ is our 6th film. We are very happy to work with Aashiq Abu. We couldn’t get enough theatres in Tamilnadu since it is Christmas time. Even in Chennai we got only 6 theatres. The movie has been getting a lot of positive reviews and i believe this will get more screens for the movie”
Actor Harish Utthaman who has played a very important role in the movie , said “ This is my 28th movie. I am very happy with the huge recognition I have got from this movie. Co director Binu is the reason I did this movie. I wish movies like this should come more in Tamil. Producer Santhosh is a very simple man who wants to do quality movies. Tovino Thomas has done a fabulous job in the movie. I had only one combination scene with Aishwarya Lakshmi. She is very lucky to get such a brilliant movie. I wish she does movies in Tamil also. Movie’s story writers and producers gave a lot of valuable inputs whenever they visited the shooting spot. People have seen me as a villain in Telugu movies, but this character is very fresh for audience and me too. I thank director Aashiq Abu for this opportunity “
Actor Ilavarasu said, “ Malayalam cinema and Tamil cinema are similar to each other. I was very happy when I was offered a role in this movie. They narrated the story and started the shooting very soon in Madurai. I didn’t have the feeling that I am doing non Tamil movie. Aashiq Abu’s movies always give you a different experience. He is a very bold director. Live recording in this movie was a new experience for me. Though I have been doing many movies for my survival , only very few movies have given me the satisfaction , ‘Mayanadhi’ is one such movie. It is always nervous to see the audience reaction in the theatre during the first day first show. I enjoyed watching the lead pair’s characterisation. Tovino Thomas is an actor who understands the pulse of the audience well “
Tovino Thomas said, “ I have done 20 Films in 5 years of my acting career. This movie was a pleasurable journey. Actor’s views and opinions were valued so much in this movie. This story is based on the incidents that happened in Mumbai. At first Amal Neerat wanted to do this as a short film. Due to some reasons he couldn’t do it. When Aashiq Abu came to know about this he took it up and made it. I think movies like this will be the future of Indian Cinema. There is a healthy competition going on between various language cinema industries in India in sound new age films. Family audience are thronging to theatres to watch ‘Mayanadhi’ is a proof that audience have accepted this new age cinema. Tamil dialogues spoken in Malayalam movies have always got great response from Malayalam audience. Cinema is beyond languages. I really hope ‘Mayanadhi’ does well in Chennai too. I make sure I watch Tamil movies regularly. I have done ‘Abiyum Anuvum’ in Tamil and I have also played the baddie in Dhanush sir’s ‘Maari 2”.