Manisha Koirala makes a comeback with Malaylam film

Critically acclaimed Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala is making a comeback on Malayalam celluloid with film ‘Edavappathy’. The film has been helmed by award winning director Lenin Rajendran. The ‘Khamoshi’ actress had forayed into Malayalam cinema in 2010 with psycho-sensual drama ‘Elektra’.

Interacting with reporters on Wednesday, Manisha said that she is excited to be back to act in a Malayalam film and that too in one directed by Rajendran.

“I really enjoyed working in this new film which is a period movie and has an artistic touch,” said the actress.

According to the director, his new film is about the tale of Tibetans who wish to return to their homeland. The film will be ready for release in January next year, Ranjendran added.

“Most of the shooting has been done in Bylakuppe, the Tibetan settlement in Karnataka state. Kullu Manali is another place where the film has been canned besides Hampi (Karnataka),” said Rajendran who has won numerous awards for his earlier works.

Manisha plays the female lead opposite Nepali film actor Siddhartha Lama who had also earlier appeared in Malayalam film ‘Yodha’ starring south superstar Mohanlal.

“I am so happy to be back in Malayalam films and I really wish, I could act once again with Mohanlal,” IANS quoted the actor as saying.

Talking about the film, its cinematographer Madhu Ambat said he has used play of light and shadows, as the characters have a mix of modernity and myths.

“The film has a deep contrast of light and shadows and I have seen that. I have been able to bring out the internal landscape of every character. More than the locations, I have used the darkness,” the award winning cinematographer said.

The 45-year-old actress was last seen in Bollywood psychological thriller ‘Chehere: A modern day classic’ which premiered in August this year.