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Blessy's Pranayam gets ready for release

Last updated on: August 10, 2011 11:21 IST

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Writer-director Blessy's Pranayam will hit the theatres on August 31. The music launch of the film, which stars Mohanlal, Anupam Kher and Jayaprada in the lead roles, was held on August 9 in Kochi.

According to Blessy, "Pranayam (Love) is not just about relations between a man and a woman. It is an eternal truth which can only be experienced, an emotion that takes you to the zenith."

The music launch was attended by the film's cast and also by the music director, M Jayachandran. The lyrics have been penned by poet ONV Kurup.

Image: A still from Pranayam

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Addressing the media before the function Blessy said that "the basic idea of Pranayam was in my mind right from my college days.

Mohanlal is Prof Mathews, while Anupam Kher is Achutha Menon and Jayaprada is Grace. It is not a love triangle, but it does narrate the relationship between a woman and two men. It is about a feeling that attains more meaning as we think more about it."

Blessy has directed Kazhcha, Thanmathra, Palunku, Calcutta News and Bhramaram.


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Mohanlal, who released the music album, says that it was a wonderful experience working in the film. One of the highlights of the film could be his old look, different from his earlier roles.

There was talk that Pranayam could be his 300th film, but actually it is the forthcoming Sathyan Anthikkad that will take him to that milestone.

In Blessy's Thanmatra, Mohanalal had essayed the role of a man in his forties suffering from Alzheimer's disease. His fantastic performance almost fetched him another National Award. It was reported that he lost out in the last leg. 


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Anupam Kher feels that "Pranayam will be among the best seven movies in my career that spans around 30 years and more than 430 films. I was sad when the shooting ended as we were all like a family.

I think Blessy should be working in languages other than Malayalam as well, and I have been mesmerised by his talent. Though I still find Malayalam too tough to even understand, I loved being part of the industry with this film."

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The beautiful Jayaprada, who has acted in a few Malayalam movies earlier, was all excited about the songs in the movie, which she thought were just amazing. "We had a great time shooting for the film and it was wonderful working with such huge talents as Mohanlal and Anupam Kher," she said.

Pranayam is being produced by Sajeev and Anne Sajeev under the banner of Fragrant Nature.

The cast also includes Anoop Menon, Aaryan, Niveda, Dhanya Mary and Navya Natarajan. The cinematographer is Satheesh Kurup.


Image: Movie poster of Pranayam

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