Punalur: The scenic locations in Punalur is becoming a favourite destination for Mollywood films. At present, shooting of two films are progressing in Punalur and its premises.

Shooting for another movie will begin on July 5 here. Several film makers and directors have been visiting the location frequently.  

One of the movies, the shooting of which is progressing here, is M A Nishad’s ‘Kinar’. Popular actresses Jayaprada, Revathy, Archana, Tamil actor Pashupati and Joy Mathew are doing important roles in the movie. Most of the scenes are shot at Punalur Municipality and Chemmanthur High School premises.

Kinar movie

The shooting of Jayasurya’s ‘Captain’ movie was wrapped up at Punalur railway station recently. The next film which will begin shooting in July will be directed by Santhosh. It will be set in the backdrop of cricket.

Speaking to ‘Mathrubhumi’, Jayaprada said “I wonder why movie makers are not exploiting the potential of this place. It is so green and the people here are so loving and co-operating.”

Director Nishad, who is a native of Punalur, said the natural beauty of the place combined with the river flowing through the town, hanging bridge, thick forest cover, waterfalls and tea plantations all make the place an attractive location for film makers. Once the Punalur-Shenkottai railway line is ready, Punalur will become one of the best film locations in the state,” he added.   

Several movies including Mammootty-starrer Sainyam, Sukrutham, Surya-starrer Singam 2, Bharatan’s Churam, Shaji N Karun’s Swaham and Rajesh Piaali’s Vetta, were shot in Punalur, Thenmala and Achankovil regions.