There’s a reason why composer Jakes Bejoy is one of the most sought-after music directors in Mollywood right now. After a string of chart-toppers in movies such as Ayyappanum Koshiyum, Ranam and Ishq, the composer has now bagged director Shaji Kailas’ much-anticipated film that has Mohanlal in the lead.
The movie, which will mark the coming together of the Narasimham and Aaraam Thampuram team, began shooting in Kochi today. While Jakes is the film’s composer, the movie also has cinematographer Abhinandan Ramanujam and editor Don Max as part of the technical team. The movie is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvaad Cinemas.
Jakes is also part of Shaji Kailas’ previous directorial Kaduva, which has Prithviraj in the lead. In an earlier interview with us, Jakes said, “When you do projects in other industries, there’s a perspective shift. They don’t think the same way we do in Malayalam. There’s a huge learning and unlearning happening. For instance, I am doing a huge ‘mass’ film, Kaduva. I have worked with Geetha Arts in Telugu that produces the biggest commercial entertainers. It was an education to know how to make a commercially engaging subject into a mass film, and this has helped in Kaduva.”
The upcoming movie is also touted to be an entertainer and with Jakes composing, fans can be sure of some catchy music. The composer, meanwhile, is also part of Mammootty’s upcoming films – Puzhu and CBI 5.
“Puzhu has a fantastic script; it’s been a while since Mammukka has attempted something like that. I am excited to start working on it. The film will showcase his acting prowess. It will have him in a performance like Vidheyan more than the ‘mass’ Mammukka. CBI 5 is again a film that I am waiting for. When I begin work on it, there would be no other project, I will entirely focus on it. We aren’t going to change the theme a lot, there will only be some modifications to make it relevant to the times,” he had said.
Jakes is also handling the music department for Dulquer Salmaan’s Salute and Suresh Gopi’s Paappan.