Many women oriented movies were given a lot of prominence in olden days however with the increasing craze for hero oriented films, women centric movies gradually subsided with time. But loos like the trend is gaining importance once again where in movies which portray women in powerful roles is raising. Manju Warier is setting up a good example for such films and for younger actresses especially.She now has the stardom and good fan following to draw crowds to theaters. She has signed a movie, ‘Jo and the Boy’ recently in which she plays a very intense role. She plays the title role of a woman in her 20s. In order to look younger and leaner for the role, she has lost 10 kgs. Others including Pearle Maaney, Lalu Alex and Sudheer Karamana plays pivotal roles. This indeed will be one of the most challenging roles in her career so far.
The movie is set against the beautiful backdrops of Kodaikanal, Manali and Kochi. The movie is being directed by Rojin, who has ‘Philip and the Monkey Pen’ to his credit. The makers say that Manju and Sanoop had been in their minds for the role all along. The scripting had been on for two years and the shooting is progressing at a brisk pace. A location picture from the movie has been released. The image shows Manju Warrier and Sanoop Santhosh riding a bicycle along a forested terrain.
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