Amala Paul to play a forensic pathologist


Actress Amala Paul will be playing a forensic pathologist in an upcoming film titled Cadaver. The film, directed by debutant Anoop Panicker, went on floors on Monday, and the actress says that she needed to do a lot of prep work to get ready to play this role. "We have seen this character in investigative films, but here, the entire script revolves around one. Playing a forensic pathologist requires maturity and knowledge about the subject," begins the actress.
Having taken computer science group in school and not being interested in the field of medicine then, Amala says that she needs a lot of support to play this role. "The script is by Abhilash Pillai, and he has taken inspiration from the book Oru Police Surgeonate Ormakurippukal by Dr Umadathan, a famous forensic surgeon in Kerala. I got a lot of insights into the character by reading the book. I also met Dr Umadathan and spoke to him about his work," she informs.
Amala, who will not have any romantic pair in the film, also travelled with a forensic surgeon for a couple of days, both while he was at work and outside of it, to get to know more about their work and life. "I kept asking him a lot of questions on the nature of his work. I was trying to glean as much inspiration from him as possible. I don't think I have had to do this much prep work, especially in terms of reading, for any of my roles so far," she states.
Interestingly, the film will also see her turning producer for the first time. "The script demanded a certain kind of budget as it has to be shot on a lot of sets and locations. It is also somewhat dark and intense, and I felt that creative freedom was important if we were to make it that way. These are the kind of subjects that I firmly believe in, and if I don't support the kind of films that I believe in, then, who will?" she asks.