The film directed by Indhu VS will have a direct-to-OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar
Posters of 19(1)(a)
Last Updated: 02.09 PM, Jul 19, 2022
Malayalam film 19(1)(a) had piqued the curiousity of movie buffs ever since it was announced, thanks to its title and star cast. The movie has Vijay Sethupathi and Nithya Menen playing lead roles. The project, which is billed as a political drama, marks the former's second film in Mollywood.
Indrajith, Indrans and Srikant Murali among others essay pivotal characters in the movie which will have a direct release on Disney+ Hotstar. The makers are yet to announce its release date, though. They have now unveiled its one-minute teaser which doesn't divulge much about the film's plot or characters.
However, debutant director Indhu VS has focused on the chemistry between lead actors. Sethupathi and Nithya do not have much dialogue, but their expressions speak volumes about the warm relationship they share with each other. Going by the teaser, Sethupathi, Nithya and Indrajith are like-minded writers who pursue different dreams.
In one of the scenes, Sethupathi is seen encouraging Nithya to follow her heart, while another scene has the former urging Indrajith to ensure that his works feature a slice of writer's life in it.
19(1)(a) brings together Sethupathi with Nithya and Indrajith for the first time. Anto Joseph and Neeta Pinto have jointly produced the project which has cinematography by Manesh Madhav, editing by Manoj and music composed by Govind Vasantha. Sethupathi has already had four releases this year, including the recent outings Vikram (streaming on Disney+ Hotstar) and Maamanithan (streaming on aha Tamil).
Nithya Menen, who was last seen in Bheemla Nayak this year, is gearing up for the release of her first Tamil outing in the pandemic era. Thiruchitrambalam, which has her paired opposite Dhanush, will hit the screens on August 18.