After the award-winning biopic, Mallesham, filmmaker Raj Rachakonda has joined hands with acclaimed Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap to produce a Malayalam film, Paka – The River of Blood. The film is directed by Nithin Lukose, who was the sound designer for Mallesham.
Talking about what prompted him to produce the film, Raj says, ” I wanted to produce the film from one of the crew members of Mallesham who helped me immensely in making my first film. Out of the four scripts narrated to me by the crew, went with Nithin’s film because PAKA is a poignant story about people’s simultaneous capacity for love and cruelty that displays great depth and emotion”.
Paka is a tale of a river that swells with the blood of two feuding families and a young couple that tries to overcome this hatred with their love. The film, set in Wayanad of North Kerala, features an ensemble cast including, Basil Paulose, Vinitha Koshy, Jose Kizhakkan, Athul John, Nithin George and Joseph Manickal.
The film has been selected for its world premiere on September 13th at the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).