Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan, Syam Pushkaran Interview with Anupama Chopra | Joji | Film Companion

रोजी प्रकाशित केले 6 एप्रिल, 2021
"We have no option but to go ‘darker’ with Fahadh" - The team behind Joji - Dileesh Pothan, Syam Pushkaran and Fahadh Faasil - speak to Anupama Chopra about their working dynamic, what makes them tick as a team and what to expect from the film that releases on Amazon Prime Video today.
PS: Please enable closed captions for English subtitles for the portions in Malayalam.
#Joji #FahadhFaasil
Edited by: Newel Mathew Sailesh
Producer: Sneha Menon Desai
Asst. Producer: Vinisha Tauro
Subtitled by: Newel Mathew Sailesh
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  • Why not BR do it. Then you could have uploaded in both channels. Anupama is not up yo the level of BR Anupama grabs when there comes an amazing crew. Give the opportunity to your best. Barawraj rangan

  • Why is this in Film companion and not in film companion south. Shows that Bollywood is giving out shit and they are forced to come down south for good content.

  • Dileesh malayalathil parayunna kaaryangalude depth translate cheyyumbolek Illaandavunnu.. Hope the viewers get it rightly

  • I grew up watching malayalam movies. Can't explain in words the effect they had on my life. Talking about 70s 80s and 90s. You need to experience it to know it.

  • Fahad.... love you movies. But you’re allowing yourself getting stereotyped to do dark movies. Please... change the mood. Give us a RomCom just to break the pattern. I know those eyes can also do romance.

    • @Music Lover super. Thanks.

    • @Santhosh Kumar there's one more movie coming up named 'Paachuvum Albhuthavilakkum' directed by Akhil Sathyan (son of Sathyan Anthikkaad, who had directed oru indian pranayakadha)...It might also be an entertainer...

    • @Music Lover wow. Waiting for Paatu. Btw.. watched all of the above. Also, Oru Indian Pranaya Katha, Maheshinte Prathikaram (TOP), Njan Prakashan.

    • @Music Lover yes. Watched it. Loved it. Want more. Not just a serious romance. Need a Romantic Comedy. Need something like a 22 North Kadam.

    • Have u watched his Annayum Rasoolum, its a very good romantic movie..Also varathan, Iyyobinte pusthakam, Diamond necklace....n I think his upcoming movie Paatu will be a romantic one(by director of Premam)

  • If you know the language you can see how the dialect, dialogue, and tone adds beauty to each scene along with the acting and ambiance.

  • Allu arjun fans is hear

  • Anupama, There is no point in telling and complaining about masculinity. I don't really understand why you referred it here. May be its because of the place you are living and the people you are surrounded with . Please see these movies as a clean representation of what is commonly happening in families outside of bigger cities in India

  • These people are real artists, actors, writers, directors, visualisers. Hence the fumbles and anxiety while giving the interview. ❤️

  • Thanks to OTT platforms we have more visibility on regional movies and that how I got exposure into malayali cinema..Fahad is simply superd...definitely one of the best in India

  • I watched 15 Malayalam films 5 of them fahad's movies

    • Did u watch his Annayum Rasoolum

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  • Is the name Joji same as the name Georgie? At least pronunciation seems to be the same.

  • Malayalam movies getting nation wide attention.... Bravoooo

  • Kerla supar star smol man fahad fasil

  • Joji illustrates the amazing craftmanship of Dileesh as a filmmaker. Although the character Joji looks incomplete and half-baked, Joji as a film succeeds in entertaining us. The flaws in the screenplay and the lack of newness in the concept did not fail Joji as a film. That's a great achievement. Kudos to Dileesh. Best wishes!

  • Joki is a fantastic movie

  • What Dileesh Said @9:47 -- "Many a times when Syam and I discuss scenes, we set a certain level of expectation from the idea (scene) but we have noticed that actors have the ability to add an extra dimension to our thought process. Directing in a chronological order helps me confirm and enhance the the artistic value of the project by allowing to understand how far and wide the product has developed from the original idea (level of expectation). It is a risk, I acknowledge that but I enjoy that risk" (pin this for people to understand)

    • Yes this is what I want to tell 😂😂

  • Why just pan India.....it is pan world...I watched joji yesterday....but will revisit to enjoy it to the full again shortly....

  • The scene Fahad search for his house from his estate on morning jog Fahad changes into new character

  • Anyone who left Joji is over-hyped, just a good film, nothing great about it.

  • We need seperate interview with Syam Pushkaran. Please.

  • മലയാളികളേ ഇതിലേ ഇതിലേ

  • This Trio is just Amazing !! 🔥🔥🔥👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Pushpa strom will come

  • Only movies I wait for a release lately are Mallu flicks and with a team like this ... no contest.

  • Fafa ❤ best actor

  • I Salute for these guys..

  • My dream is to work with this team someday!

  • Dileesh pothan, syam, fahad ❤️

  • Just because there are few women in the movie, it becomes a topic for Feminazis to Potray masculinity as something bad.!

  • Three diamond films with the collaboration of fafa+dp and also sp *Maheshinte prathikaram🔥 *Thondimothalum drikshakshiyum🔥*Joji🔥 waiting to see more such realistic genre films in this combo🔥🔥

  • I grew up only knowing hindi movies..got married and discovered malayalam movies and in the decades since..have not looked back.

  • MR. Pothetta, ure attitude is amazing.... hats off 👍

  • Bollywood has no option but to cash on actors from other region. Giving them footage only because that is the only way out otherwise these people have always ignored south indian and other regional cinema. Hope this bollywood gang is shown there place and not trusted anymore. Hynas in the skin of a sheep Much love to Malyalam cinema

  • I am a die Hard fan of Fahad fassil. I just love his acting. Especially dark characters. Waiting to see his upcoming movies (pushpa).

    • @jeffrey wilson yup yup...fafa is villian in pushpa.... you can see at 31st minute he said he loved the script and he is excited to do it

    • Fafa is in pushpa?

  • Joji is a great work.An Oscar is waiting for Fahad in future. He is a world class actor. 👍

    • He already missed national award for kumbalangi nights for his role shammi unfortunately he again gonna lose for trance because jury definitely gonna give for Surya for sorrai pottru

  • JOJI. ശ്യാം പുഷ്കരൻ എഴുതി ദിലീഷ് സംവിധാനം ചെയ്ത് ആമസോൺ പ്രൈമിൽ റിലീസ് ചെയ്ത സിനിമയാണ് ജോജി. ഫഹദാണ് ടൈറ്റിൽ റോളിലുള്ളത്. ദിലീഷ് പോത്തന്റെ മൂന്നാമത്തെ സിനിമയാണ് ജോജി. ഷേക്സ്പിയറിന്റെ മാക്ബത്തിൽ നിന്ന് ഇൻസ്പെയ്റായിട്ടാണ് ഈ സിനിമ mrslow.info/zone/vhi-i/tLij0cpugnaMm2o

  • New wave of malayalam cinema💖

  • Dileesh - Shyam -Fahadh❣️what a trio. Exepecting more films from this team. 😍

  • Gem of a movie.... Mollywood is full of amazing movies . I am so so proud of being a mallu. Fahadh you nailed it man ❤️

  • Pothan the great diractor

  • Machane adichu😂👌....such brilliant and yet humble characters , blessings of malayalam movie.😍

  • Wow Thondimudalum Driksaakshiyum collected more than Maheshintae Prathikaaram says it all. Wow 😳

  • When Anupama asked to Dileesh does your village people proud and the way he answered put tears in my eyes. The authenticity and purity of this guy is connected heart to heart. To be able to be thus successful and be humble the way he is just beyond words out of this world.

  • I wish FaFa stayed in Mollywood alone and not to move to bollywood as it would bring down his capabilities.

    • Ya, I saw some exhibitor in bollywood twisting fahadh's words that all movies must be real (even if he didn't say so) n was saying why should one watch such movies(on twitter)...Until then I wanted fahadh to do a hindi movie, but now I feel the same like u said...

  • #Vikram232....fanboy sambavam loading🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Glad to see that no one made mallu comments here. No one found discomfort in a malayalee speaking in his own language on a national channel. These guys are some of the admirable talents we have in the malayalam film industry who can pull out incredible crafts....

  • One name -Shyam Pushkaran🥇✍️

  • See i am a Bengali and we (with few bong friends) have a youtube film channel named "Filmkopath" & there are many Malayalam videos on the channel.. And we always say Fahadh Faasil is one of the best actor-star we have in India now

    • @Alkka P Bhanu thanks. Also please do check videos on our channel Filmkopath.. subscribe and share. We have very few subs though we get so much appreciations 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • As a mallu myself, im a huge fan of bengali movies as well. Such quality story telling

    • @Ann yes 😀🙏🏻🥂

    • If am not wrong, one of you guys attended film festival at Trivandrum, watched "Churuli" by Lijo and reviewed it in your channel.

  • I started exploring Malayalam movies with Fafa's movies ..now I am a die hard fan of Fafa ..the institution of acting !

  • Awesome team. Quality work with ease

  • Call 'hello Charlie' team and interview them that why hindi movies are so stupid and no attempt is made to give quality movie to northern of India. Again you are comparing joji team with Amitabh and javeed.

  • Pothettan,syam,fafa 3 phsycos

  • While doing a serious interview, laughing meaninglessly is the real joke. Actually it occurs because of the difficulty to communicate.. probably language issue. But its bit irritating to see that.

  • Is it just me who felt like Virat Kohli when Fahad spoke?🤨

  • Super Interview. Dilish, Syam and Fahadh .. Massive fan of you guys. Also Love the way you had the back of each other in this interview . that shows in your work too. Be it Maheshinte Pratikaram, Kumbalangi, Thondimuthalum and now Joji . Each one with its intricacies' and enjoyment that you give to the audience. Blessed to have you guys making such films in Malayalam and the reach that these OTT platforms are giving to the larger audience is mind blowing . Friends speaking other languages come back and tell me how awesome these movies were post my recommendations .Finally Anupama and Film Companion Team- Thanks for the Outreach that you provide -Very well managed interview and brilliant questions ! .

  • Watch 2021 theater releases Malayalam movies .. nizal.nayattu.chathurmugham.priest.kala.operation Java .All good movies

  • Great interview..Fahad sounds like virat Kohli :)

  • Dileesh muthaaanu🥰

  • Machane adichu mooooneeeee 😂😅😂😅

  • Maqbool or Macbeth

  • wonderfull guys..

  • Even though Jojo is a great movie, I personally felt IRUL deserves a better appreciation... Considering both acting of FAFA and it's making

  • Fahad is gifted talented.. shades are cute.. in irul too it is evident...... English samsarich budhimuttano potha

  • Fafa🥰

  • Just watched the movie. I am having a visceral reaction. It's such an engaging watch. The writing is so so taut along with other departments. The background score is a class act. Congratulations to the trio of awesome minds. Malayan cinema is bringing it and how. I suspect this movie is goign to stay with me for days to come.

  • These Mallu movie makers are like invincibles now 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 for a long time Indian Cinema hasn’t seen anything like for a long long time, big kudos to Kerala movie buffs who promote such quality movies . Sadly Bollywood is being degraded big time 🙏🏼

  • You should invite Unnimaya as well... happens to be shyam S wife.

  • Shall I make a prophecy ? An intuition!!! Dileesh will soon stop associating with FaFa ! something is not well between them!

    • The three are uniting for 'Thankam' after this..So not for the time being I guess

    • Why? He might not be there in dileesh's next film, but they r very good friends..fafa said this in many interviews..

  • Fahad 🔥....

  • Malayalathiii പറഞ്ഞാ മതി മച്ചാന്മാരെ. ...... dont shy.... it s just a language. Pothan..... n....... Shyam..... we malayalis proud of uu

  • For these people the outcome of the movie is paramount. Everyone talks about script being critical, but I have not seen someone implementing this practically on how a director and script writer creatively participate in the entire process and also actors like Fahad collaborate to make their narrative come to the fore to make an impact to what the creators have conceived. Salute to the team ❤️

  • I've been a die-hard fan of Padmarajan Sir for as long as I can remember. His genius is untouchable. Unfortunately, the rest of India is blissfully unaware of this brilliant moviemaker and his exceptional films. Now, slowly but steadily Dileesh Pothan is laying claim to being his successor in part. I say successor in part because Padmarajan Sir was a writer-director, conceiving and writing his films all on his own. Respect!

    • @Manoj Mohan I think you got me wrong. Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion. I would never try to force up my thoughts on others. I do like Padmarajan, but his movies like "ente upasana", "Kariyilakattupole" has shown women in an extremely bad way. May be because society was like that those days. Still an artist like him with that kind of caliber should have some sense of responsibility towards society. Where as KG George has always shown women as what "she" is. I do wonder why KG wasnot as celebrated as Padmarajan if not more.

    • @Ann It's a matter of choice. There are some who actually believe Priyadarshan is the best director of all time, a suggestion I wouldn't seriously consider even for a second. But if someone wants to believe that, who am I to question them. Apart from being a writer-director, Shri Padamarajan' s sense of music is unparalleled. I just happen to think the world of him when it comes to movie-making. And I guess I'm entitled to my opinion.

    • Why Padmarajan? Why not KG George?? Watch 'Irakal' by KG George. I think KG outranks Padmarajan considering the variety of topics KG dealed with those days.

  • ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • I am waiting 4 prithvi,dq,fafa trio interview

  • Jr mohanlal🔥🔥🔥 natural acting

  • Dileesh hand hurt .. fahad nose hurt.. was their fight celebration of success 🥰😛😛

    • Fahadh got hurt during malayankunju shoot, ya but during maheshinte prathikaram shoot, both got leg injury...

  • Look at dileesh pothan's wide ear to ear smile, says it all what they have conquered.

  • Must watch joji

  • മച്ചാന്മാരെ പടം എടുക്കുന്നത് എങ്ങനെയാ എന്നു എല്ലാം ഒന്നും പറഞ്ഞ് കൊടുക്കണ്ട.... അല്ല പിന്നെ

  • One thing is for sure.... fahad is knocking the door for national award for sometime now and it wont be long that u can hold the door other side..

  • Every stories were belongs to the culture,circumstance,there is no other film industry can do the kind of stories mollywood produce,potthetan❤️fafa❤️shyam❤️proud mallu❤️

  • പോത്തേട്ടൻ : " ആയ കാലത്ത് വല്ല സ്പോക്കൺ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് ക്ളാസിനും പോയാ മതിയായിരുന്നു ..... പുല്ല്"

  • Please start non biased Film Companion awards (not just south..for whole of India)

  • Firstly i wann tell something to these guys.....Adichu machannee..🤗🤟😀🤩🤩👏🏻😍

  • Fahad machan

  • Is there any connection between JOJI & JOKER?

  • Humility + Super Chill = Mallus 🙏

  • Joji is classic movie of the people ,house living in that particular space ,generations ,greed towards wealth ! Classic making with all proper ingredients 👌

  • +1 Respect for pothettn (Pothen) for speaking in mother tounge. A blow on people who thinks English= Talent

  • classic movie....Dileesh Team, Lijo jose team, aashiq abu team, Anjali menon team, Geethu mohandas team....all these and such knows how to cast the brilliant artists.....pure brilliance....

  • Wow! These three are creative geniuses. Telugu audiences love Fahad. Can’t wait for Pushpa.

  • after watching joji i went through some videos of jolly murder cases in Idukki as these both are connected somehow in some points of narration , was really horrible while analyzing it

  • highly talented actor... we can see how brilliant he is roles that only he can do.

  • ദിലീഷ് പോത്തൻ.. 🔥🔥🔥

  • Bollywood was once the face of Indian cinema then ROMANCE entered and shit happened

  • One thing I loved is how genuine and authentic the conversation felt not extremely polished or practiced that most interviews feel like. It really shows that the people making these films are just like us in all the aspects and adds to the grounded personality of these artists.Joji deserves every bit of the attention it's getting and even more.

    • @gads not every people who think sensibly and progressively are left liberal. You can't just assume that. Shyam pushkaran openly condemned right. Thats the only thing i know about their politics

    • @gads left liberal? You just decided their Politics out of thin air?! C'mon dude

    • These are Left liberal ppl...u should see how they come n the film location...jolly people with liberal thoughts and attitudes👍

  • Kuttappan Panachel & joji Panachel super

  • Innocent kilukkathil paranja pole, "Adichuuuu Monee"