Jallikattu trailer: Lijo Jose Pellissery promises a crazy psychological ride
Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu is based on a short story titled Maoist, written by S Hareesh, who has also co-written the film with R Jayakumar.
The theater trailer of Jallikattu was released on Saturday. And if it becomes anything, director Lijo Jose Pelissery has outdone himself in putting together a visible exhilarating piece of cinema. The action drama is based on a short story titled Maoist, written by S. Haresh, who has also co-written the film with R. Jayakumar.
And why is this movie named Jallikattu? Pellissery, before the screening of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, explained, “Jallikattu is the only game in India that involves a beast and a crowd”. Simply put, the film does not deal with traditional bull-taming. Filmmakers in Tamil Nadu are not even dealing with a bull here. Rouge buffalo becomes the source of the utter chaos that surrounds a village, blurring the lines between the human settlement and the forest.
The teaser opens with a resident of the village recalling the days when the place was dominated by wildlife. Even now humans have found this place, it is still a home for animals. “Even when some humans walk on two legs, they are still animals,” the old man says.
psychological space between the men and the beast disappears.
The premise seems to have given an excuse for Pellissery to stage a series of pulsating action sequences as gradually the psychological space between the men and the beast disappears.
“You know what meat tastes best in the world?” asks a character played by Sabumon. Familiar with their question, another person asks, “What is it?”. “A human’s flesh,” comes the answer from the east with the confidence of the person who knows what he is talking about. And then, we see a scene of a stampede as a character is caught in the middle. He is in pain and the image gives the impression that she is being eaten alive. This is really crazy.
Jallikattu will open in theaters on 4 October in India.
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