Bramayugam: We want the new generation of audience to experience the beauty of Black-and-White cinema, says Mammootty

The actor appealed to the audience not to watch 'Bramayugam' by assuming the story after watching the teaser and the trailer.

ByArjun Ramachandran

Published Feb 13, 2024 | 3:22 PMUpdated Feb 13, 2024 | 3:31 PM

Bramayugam: We want the new generation of audience to experience the beauty of Black-and-White cinema, says Mammootty

Mammootty’s upcoming experimental movie Bramayugam is all set for release on 15 February.

The horror thriller is running high on expectations as the Malayalam Superstar will be seen in a different look — as a sorcerer.

Helmed by Rahul Sadhasivam, who previously directed Bhoothakaalam (2022), the teaser and trailer of the flick were well-received by the audience.

The film team addressed the media on Tuesday, 13 February, as part of promotions.

The actor appealed to the audience not to watch Bramayugam by assuming the story. “It won’t help you. Instead, you might lose the thrill,” he pointed out.

When asked why the movie was shot in Black-and-White, Mammootty replied that there was no relevance to the modern period in the story.

“Since it is a period drama, we thought the Black-and-White format would be apt. Moreover, the new generation of audience does not know the beauty of Black-and-White cinema. We thought they would find it appealing,” Mammootty explained.

He also recalled the days when the flashback episodes were shot in Black-and-White. “Black-and-White films were an inspiration for us. They are still made,” the actor quipped.

He cited the Oscar Award-winning French movie The Artist (2011) as an example.

About Bramayugam, the veteran actor said the characters have a mystery. “It does not have a villain or a good person. Everyone is a character in the story. Let the audience decide on other elements,” he added.

Mammootty revealed that he did Bramayugam because he liked the story, the period it is set against, and his character.

Fictional characters: Rahul Sadasivan

Director Rahul Sadasivan said when he narrated the script to Mammootty in 20 minutes, he could not imagine the flick in colour format.

Team Bramayugam

Team Bramayugam addressing the media. (Supplied)

“Bramayugam has elements of mystery. When we showed the initial sketches of the lead character to Mammukka, he expressed his concerns about the Black-and-White format. So, we did a test shoot, and he liked it. Bramayugam is a collective effort,” Rahul added.

The Bhootakalam director feels there is beauty in horror films where one can experiment with the characters and the plot.

Rahul Sadasivan revealed that he intended to make a different movie this time.

He clarified that Bramayugam was not inspired by real-life incidents/people but was strictly fictional.

He added that the background score and the music composed by Christo Xavier play a crucial role in the flick and keep the audience engaged till the end.

Rahul Sadasivan signed off by saying that the posters were designed only to create excitement among film lovers for Mammootty’s character and story and not to create hype for the flick.

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