Director Jay K has kept his solid years of ad filmmaking experience handy in his first feature film, Ezra, as it is visible in the film’s rich production value. The trailer of the movie was released on Wednesday and it gives the audiences a sneak peak into the gut-wrenching supernatural thriller, which has been a long overdue in the Malayalam industry.
A little over one minute trailer packs enough visuals to instantly click with the movie goers, especially the fans of horror flicks. Going by the trailer the film follows the horrifying experiences of Prithviraj and his dear ones, in the wake of Abraham Ezra, an evil spirit.
Music plays a vital role in the success of films in the horror genre. And the makers seem to have got it right for Ezra, where the background score makes spine chilling moments more horrifying.
Ezra is set in the Jewish backdrop, a less explored history of Kerala in Malayalam films. It has majorly shot at Fort Kochi, which was once home to a thriving-Jewish community.
Horror comedy, a new genre, has become the favourite of filmmakers down south for a few years now. But, Jay is very committed to remaining honest towards his attempt at making a horror film and has said that he has not included comedy, which may hijack the seriousness of this supernatural thriller. And it is, indeed, a welcome change.
The film will hit the screens on the Christmas weekend, along with films like Mohanlal’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Dulquar Salman’s Jomonte Suvisheshangal. With Ezra being a serious horror drama, it offers variety from the other two films, which are family dramas.
The film has been produced by Mukesh Mehta, C V Sarathy and A V Anoop under the E4 Entertainment and AVA Productions banner. Besides Prithviraj, the film has Priya Anand, Tovino Thomas, Sujith Shanker and Vijayaraghavan in pivotal roles.