Escape from Uganda is a 2013 Malayalam thriller film directed by Rajesh Nair. The cast includes Rima Kallingal, Vijay Babu, R. Parthiepan, Jojo, Tashu Kaushik, Winston Witecker and also Mukesh in a cameo appearance. The story is by Rajesh Nair, screenplay by Sandeep Robinson, Deepak Prabhakaran and Nithin Bhadran and dialogue by Salin Mankuzy. Several plots as well as the general thread of the movie have an uncanny similarity to the Hollywood thriller The Next Three Days. Escape From Uganda started rolling in Uganda from 7 July. It was shot completely in Uganda and was the first Malayalam film to be shot extensively in Africa.
Escape from uganda promo song full hd sundariye featuring rima kallingal
Shikha Samuel (Rima Kallingal), along with her husband Jayakrishnan (Vijay Babu), has chosen of all places in the world, Uganda, to find refuge in, after her family in Kerala objects to their marriage. The couple is leading a happy life with their daughter, Meenakshi (Meenu) .Jayakrishnan is employed as a manager in a coffee shop and Shikha runs a designer boutique of her own. She soon sets up a boutique of her own in the African country. The tranquillity of their life is shattered when Shikha is arrested on the charges of committing two murders, one of the victim is the daughter of the local Mayor, who has pledged to keep her in jail for the rest of her life. Caught in a fix, she plans an escape from the country.
Rima Kallingal as Shikha Samuel
Vijay Babu as Jayakrishnan
R. Parthiepan as Antony / Carlose Kennedy
Joju George as Gautham
Tashu Kaushik as Angel Mathews
Mukesh as Firoz (extended cameo)
John Bagenda as the Mayor
Anita Kyalimpa as Oldra
Carlos George Ombonya
Baby Durga premjith
Rima Kallingal was signed to play the lead role of a mother of a three-year-old in the film. She was said to be seen in a never before seen avatar, doing some daredevil stunts for the first time in her career. Rima, who is trained in the Kerala martial art form Kalaripayattu and the Manipuri martial art Chau, will be using them in action sequences.
The film's cast also included a few actors from Uganda thanks to Xtrim Casting and Casting Director, Wilber Rugarama. Anita Kyalimpa, first runner up of Miss Uganda 2013, made her acting debut in the film as the murdered daughter of a city mayor, who was played by Ebonies’ John Bagenda while veteran Ugawood actor, Micheal Wawuyo, played the head of military intelligence. Actor and police officer, Wilberforce Mutete, played his day job role in the film too. Brenda Nanyonjo, Miss Uganda organiser and Tricksters star, Carlos Ombonya, were also part of the cast.
The climax of the film was said to be shot in the Luzira Maximum Security Prison, a notorious prison in Uganda. The team claimed that besides shooting at the source of the Nile, they will also can some shots near hot water springs and live volcanoes.
The music launch of the function was conducted in Kochi on 3 November 2013. The function was attended by the lead actor Rima Kallingal, Director Rajesh Nair, Music Director Varun Unni as well as the cast and crew of the movie, along with Dileep and Mukesh and Malayalam movie directors Lal Jose and Aashiq Abu. As part of the launch, an audio CD of the movie was presented to Lal Jose by Dileep. A trailer of the movie along with two video songs were screened at the function. This included a melody composed by Varun Unni and a promotional track by Gopi Sundar. Aashiq Abu and Rima Kalingal had become married just a few days prior to the launch and the function was their first formal appearance as a couple. The cast and crew of the movie celebrated the occasion with the newly weds by surprising them with a wedding cake.