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Now that the movie is doing well at the theatres, he is overwhelmed. “It is being loved in spite of having no big stars. All I wanted was to make a simple, clean, feel-good film,” he signs off.Ahammed Khabeer is the 10th new director introduced by actor-producer Vijay Babu’s Friday Film House. Cinematographer [Jithin Stanislaus] and music director [Ifthi] of June are also debutants. All the 16 actors who play June’s classmates are newcomers who were selected through auditions. “I was particular about having new faces. Since the story is set in Kottayam, we held auditions specifically for those in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvalla areas to get the dialect correct,” Khabeer says.Vijay says he decided to support the project because he was impressed by how Khabeer had fleshed out each character. “In fact, he had made sketches for each character when he came to narrate the story,” he says. As for the subject, Vijay stresses that he has always rooted for women-centric films. “By women-centric I mean those films where a woman plays the lead. Even though it is difficult to find a market, get digital rights and theatres for such a subject, I believe that the success of June should bring about a change,” Vijay says.
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Talking about the shoot, he says since the movie traces the growing-up years and evolution of June, her friends and the people around her, all characters in the film went for a natural makeover to play their age. The film was shot backwards, with the climax being shot first. “We didn’t have a good start though, because the set we put at a house in Vaikom was damaged in the floods. We had to put it up twice and it took over a month to finish the shoot,” Vijay says.But nowadays people just have to know the sex of a baby or young child at first glance, says Jo B. Paoletti, a historian at the University of Maryland and author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls From the Boys in America, to be published later this year. Thus we see, for example, a pink headband encircling the bald head of an infant girl.