Director Jayaraj’s Veeram, an epic historical drama based on the story of Chanthu Chekavar, releases today (Feb 24).
The Vadakkan Paattu tale from the past has been presented as an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor plays Chanthu Chekavar, while Himarsha Venkatsamy is Unniyarcha.
S Kumar is the cinematographer and Jeff Rona is the music director of Veeram, produced under the banner of Chandrakala Arts.
Jayaraj is one of the finest directors in Malayalam with films like Desadanam, Kaliyattam, Kannaki, 4 the People and Ottaal to his credit.
Veeram was the opening film at the BRICS film festival in New Delhi.