With the movie Notebook, Rosshan Andrews is swimming against the tide. The movie has newcomers acting in it. It is also a big budget movie. For a moment you have to rub your eyes in disbelief to see if it really a Malayalam movie we are talking about.
While Jayaraj introduced Jason J Nair as the music director, Rosshan is introducing Majo Joseph with this movie. Bobby-Sanjay, who wrote Ente veedu, Appoontem has written this movie.
The latest trick among Malayalam cinema producers is to release a movie in as many centers as possible to encash on the gravitational pull of the well known stars. This way they can make their money faster before word gets out that banging the head against the wall could be better than watching some of the new movies. Notebook does not have anyone with such gravitational pull, except for the curiosity on what Rosshan is upto. In Udayananu Tharam we have seen what Rosshan is capable of, and if Notebook can succeed at box office , close in the heels of Classmates, Malayalam cinema would get a huge boost. It will also prove that the script is the king, not actors.