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Shooting coverage - Adbhutham
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19th December 2005
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National award winning Malayali director Jayaraj completed shooting 1.11 hr duration film in just 2 hour and 44 minutes at Ramoji film city today. The shooting started at 11:46 am and completed by 2 pm.

About Adbhutham
Adbhutham, fourth in Jayaraj's Navarasa series (other films are Karnam, Shantam and Bheebhatsa) narrates the universally relevant theme of life and death. The etymological meaning of Malayalam word Adbhutham (basically from Sanskrit) is, something never happened in past. The film is about the first ever 'euthanasia' (physician assisted suicide or mercy killing), which is going to happen in Oregon State of America, the first state legalized euthanasia.

The story is about a well known Indian-English dramatist and writer settled in Oregon, now in his deathbed, waiting for the mercy of his doctors. Everything is legally ready to kill him by mercy. Now he has only one and a half hours left in his life.

Press Meet details:
Director Jayaraj said, "We completed the shooting of the entire film in just 2 hour and 14 minutes. There are chances of this film bagging a place in Guinness Book of World Records for being the film shot in shortest time. Euthanasia patients Tory (USA) and Venkatesh (Hyderabad) are inspiration for the story of this film. Suresh Gopi, Lalitha, Mamatha Mohandas, Lawrence (UK), Chris (Sweden) Emily (France) and actors from Delhi and Kolkota participated in the shooting of this film. We held rehearsals for the past one week. Ashok did the art work for Hospital set. We shot this film with 3 cameras. The duration of this film is going to be 71 minutes. D Rama Naidu attended this shoot as the supervisor. On behalf of the Government, CC Reddy was appointed as examiner."

D Rama Naidu said, "I would be producing a Malayalam film in the combination of Jayaraj and Suresh Gopi. I am acting in full length role for a film titled 'Hope'. I am also producing a Hindi film titled 'Hamara Beti'. The film with Jayaraj is going to be 100% commercial film. Jayaraj narrated the story of Adbhutham in Goa Film Festival and told me that he would make it in 5 hours of time."

CC Reddy lauded the efforts gone into making such an experimental film like Adbhutham.

Adbhutham links:
Press Meet
Mamatha Mohandas photos

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