Mangalyam Thanthunanena is a family satire: Soumya Sadanandan

Documentary filmmaker Soumya (Sou) Sadanandan, who was honoured at the 64th National Film Awards for her documentary Chembai – My Discovery of a Legend, is making her feature film debut with Mangalyam Thanthunanena, starring Kunchacko Boban and Nimisha Sajayan as a married couple. She has previously worked as an assistant director on films such as  Jawan of Vellimala, Idavappathi, and Olapeepi, has directed a short film called Rabbit Hole, in addition to an online series called Ashanum Ashathiyum.

Produced by United Global Media Entertainment, Mangalyam Thanthunanena also features Hareesh Kanaran, Vijayaraghavan, Alencier Ley, Shantikrishna, Kochupreman, Gayatri Suresh and Leona Lishoy in supporting roles. “It’s a small subject, a family satire reminiscent of the old Balachandra Menon films”, says Sou. “It’s about a middle-class family.