| Avira Rebecca|
| June 7, 2013|
by N. Prabhakaran
Pigman (film) Wikipedia
Pigman (Malayalam: പിഗ്മാൻ) is a 2013 Malayalam film directed by Avira Rebecca and written by N. Prabhakaran based on his own short story of the same name. The film features Jayasurya and Remya Nambeesan in the lead roles while Jagathy Sreekumar, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjaramoodu and K. P. A. C. Lalitha play the rest of supporting cast. It is the second directorial venture of Avira Rebecca whose previous film Thakarachenda was critically well acclaimed. The film tells the story of a young man who dreams of securing high jobs by completing his doctorate, but is forced to spend his days in a pig farm.
Pigman was scripted by N. Prabhakaran, who had earlier written the much acclaimed film Pulijanmam. The story of the film was written by N. Prabhakaran in 1994, which won him the Katha Award for Best Story that year. Vinod Illampilly cranked the camera and the film was produced by T. R. Sreeraj under the banner of Sree Surya Films.
Sreekumar (Jayasurya), son of an idealistic political activist Achukoodam Madhavettan (M. R. Gopakumar), is determined to get a doctorate in linguistics. Although mired in poverty, he works hard on his thesis. But his life is made difficult by his research guide and his thesis gets rejected. He decides to abandon his studies and find a job. That's when his friend, Sneha (Remya Nambeesan), helps him get a job at a pig farm. When he opposes some unhealthy practices at his workplace, he is relegated to a menial job at the pig sty. Eventually, the travails that he has to undergo shatter his youthful idealism.Jayasurya as Sreekumar
Remya Nambeesan as Sneha
Harisree Ashokan as Thimmayyan
M. R. Gopakumar as Madhavan
Suraj Venjaramoodu as Dr Daniel
Baburaj as GM Veera Swamy
Nimisha Suresh as Mahalakshmi
T. P. Madhavan as Sneha's Father
Reena Basheer as Dr. Jayalekshmy
Jaffar Idukki as David
The film had been announced and in pre-production stage for two years, the shoot was further postponed due to other films by lead actor Jayasurya and other members of the cast. The film was launched on 1 November 2011. Various actors and directors in Malayalam cinema including the director Avira Rebbeca, Anoop Menon, Lijo Jose Pellissery and M. Jayachandran lit and attended the ceremonial lamp at the function. Shooting commenced on 10 November 2011 and Jayasurya was already set to showcase his skills as a performer in this unusual flick.
Pigman was announced to be predominantly set in various locations of Thodupuzha, Muvattupuzha and Idukki.