Newcomer Shaun Romy says she found working with filmmaker Rajeev Ravi in upcoming Malayalam film Kammatti Paadam very motivating and invigorating. The film, which releases on May 20, stars Dulquer Salmaan in the lead. “Everyone around Rajeev spoke so greatly about his work on the sets. It automatically got me very motivated and the experience of working with him was very refreshing. He’s always calm on the sets and tells his actors to be in the moment,” said Romy.
Rajeev Ravi is best known for his work as a cinematographer on films such as Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur and upcoming Udta Punjab. The film is produced by Prem Menon under the banner of Global United Media. In Kammatti Paadam, Romy plays a character from the 1990s.
“The only challenge about playing the role was getting the Kochi slang right. The dialect is different, and hence, I found it difficult to emote,” she said adding that getting into skin of the character wasn’t tough. “Once I wore the make-up and costumes, I didn’t find playing a role from the 1990s difficult, because I was also surrounded by people who looked the same, like they were from the same era,” she said.
The film also stars Rasika Dugal and Vinay Fort. On working with Dulquer, Romy said: “I’m one of his hardcore fans and to finally act alongside him was so exciting. I was equally nervous, but he was very supportive. He was perfectly alright even if I took a few more shots for a scene.”
Romy was working with a Bio Technology company before she was signed on for Kammatti Paadam. “I was working part-time. I really love acting and I want to pursue it full-time,” she said.
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Meanwhile, the film’s teaser has garnered a lot of positive response from critics and film buffs alike. Released over the weekend, the teaser has clocked over 450,285 views on YouTube and was trending on Facebook on Sunday. In the teaser, the mustache-sporting Dulquer introduces himself as Krishnan from an area called Kammatti Paadam, and what follows are quick cuts of some action sequences.