New Movie | Escape From Uganda Now Playing – A Film By Rajesh Nair

Posted October 18, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Movies ~ 8,706 views


Escape from Uganda is an upcoming Malayalam thriller film directed by Rajesh Nair. The film, based on a true life incident, is about a family who gets trapped in the country. The cast includes Vijay Babu, R. Parthiepan, Mukesh, Jojo, Tashu Kaushik and Winston Witecker among others. The story is by Rajesh and the script and screenplay are by 3G. Escape From Uganda started rolling in Uganda from July 7. It has been shot completely in the Uganda and will be the first Malayalam film to be shot extensively in Africa.

Rima Kallingal was signed to play the lead role of a mother of a three-year-old in the film. Caught in a fix, she plans an escape from the country. She was said to be seen in a never before seen avatar, doing some daredevil stunts for the first time in her career. Rima, who is trained in the Kerala martial art form Kalaripayattu and the Manipuri martial art Chau, will be using them in action sequences.


The film’s cast also included a few actors from Uganda. Anita Kyalimpa, first runner up of Miss Uganda 2013, made her acting debut in the film as the murdered daughter of a city mayor, who was played by Ebonies’ John Bagenda while veteran Ugawood actor, Micheal Wawuyo, played the head of military intelligence.

Actor and police officer, Wilberforce Mutete, played his day job role in the film too. Brenda Nanyonjo, Miss Uganda organiser and Tricksters star, Carlos Ombonya, were also part of the cast. The climax of the film was said to be shot in the Luzira Maximum Security Prison, a notorious prison in Uganda.

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