Aanaparambile World Cup preview: All you need to know about the film starring Antony Varghese
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Aanaparambile World Cup preview: All you need to know about the film starring Antony Varghese

The film which began its production all the way in 2019 is finally expected to have its much-awaited release

Ryan Gomez
Oct 14, 2021
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The relationship people from certain parts of Kerala have with international football is unlike any other seen in other parts of the country. The fanfare and excitement each international tournament brings, with fans donning the white and blue stripes of Argentina and those of the Brazilian national team with their bright yellow kits, could only be topped if the Indian cricket team were playing. In fact, Kerala’s Indian Super League team, Kerala Blasters, wear yellow as a homage to the Brazilian national team.

Aanaparambile World Cup is a film that celebrates the football fervour of the state by focusing on young children playing the beautiful game.

Who are the filmmakers of Aanaparambile World Cup?

The film is Nikhil Premraj’s debut as director after having previously worked as second unit assistant director in Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri starring Suraj Venjaramoodu. Aanaparambile World Cup went on floors in 2019 and has had to endure a long journey to wrap up production delayed due to the global pandemic.

The movie is produced by Achappu Movie Magic & Mass Media Production with the script written by Nikhil Premraj himself and Faiz Siddik as the cinematographer. Music composer Jakes Bejoy is in charge of the sound department, who has extensive experience after having worked in films such as Ayyappanum Koshyum, Operation Java, and Ranam.


Who are the actors in Aanaparambile World Cup?

Angamaly Diaries star Antony Varghese plays the lead in the film. Aanaparambile World Cup will be his fourth film after the aforementioned Angamaly Diaries Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil and Jellykettu. Balu Varghese (Operation Java) is also expected to play an important role in the film. As the narrative will focus on the children of Aanaparambil, several new young actors will play pivotal roles.

Former Indian national football team captain and multiple Indian players of the year award winner I M Vijayan is also set to feature in the film. It is unknown whether he would be part of the supporting cast, or in a minor cameo.


What is Aanaparambile World Cup about?

The narrative is set in the fictional town of Aanaparambil where the locals are in a festive mood in preparation for the World Cup. The plot will focus on a young boy from the town whose life changes dramatically after a chance encounter. The narrative is likely to be a comedy-drama catering to the ‘family’ demographic, and will clearly feature plenty of footballing action. Further details about the movie’s plot are yet to be revealed, with the trailer doing its best not to give away too much information.


When and where to watch the Aanaparambile World Cup?

The filmmakers are hopeful for a theatrical release once the cinemas in Kerala reopen by the end of this month. Aanaparambile World Cup will be queuing up with several other films in the hopes of fixing on release date before the end of the year. An OTT release is not outside the realms of possibility at the moment, but it is unlikely barring another lockdown.

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