Cinematographer turned director Rajeev Ravi made his debut as a director with the Malayalam film industry Annayum Rasoolum, which is stared by Fahad Fazil and Andrea Jeremiah in lead roles. His second Malayalam Movie Njan Steve Lopez was released in 2014.
Rajeev Ravi’s third directorial venture Kammattipaadam starring Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan and Manikandan Achari in the lead roles is one of the most raved about projects of recent years, and a much critically acclaimed directorial project also.
The story of Kammattipadam reveals through Krishnan (Dulquer), who is working in Mumbai. One day he receives a call from his childhood friend Ganga (Vinayakan), seeking his help. He returns to his hometown which he had left long ago and finds that Ganga’s life is in danger.
Though the movie’s duration was 4 hours, the makers had to cut it short for theatrical release. But now, the makers are planning to release the uncut 4 hours version soon.
At the ongoing IFFK, where her movie Liar’s Dice is being screened, Rajeev Ravi’s wife and actor-director Geetu confirmed the news. She said that the extraordinary response from fans had inspired them to release the uncut version. It’s indeed a great news for all Kammattipaadam fans out there.
Actors Vinayakan and debutant Manikandan Achari overshadowed lead actor Dulquer Salmaan with their stellar performances as Ganga and Balan in the movie.
The duo had also won last year’s Kerala State Award for best actor and second actor respectively.