The movie, directed by debutant Manu C Kumar, is set extensively in Malappuram
Last Updated: 02.50 AM, Sep 18, 2022
After being part of Thallumaala, Kalyani Priyadarshan is all set to essay the lead role in another film that is extensively set in Malappuram. Titled Shesham Mike-il Fathima, the film will be helmed by Manu C Kumar and has the Bro Daddy actress playing the role of a football announcer.
The film marks the debut of Manu, who was a former journalist. The director had told Kochi Times that Shesham Mike-il Fathima is a light entertainer set in Malappuram and has Kalyani essaying the role of football commentator.
The movie, however, is not a sports drama and follows the life of Kalyani’s character. Shaheen Siddique also plays a pivotal role in the film, which went on floors last week. The movie has Santhana Krishnan, who had cranked the camera for Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh, as its cinematographer and Hesham Abdul Wahab as its music director.
Meanwhile, Kalyani is currently being trained in the Malappuram slang. The actress in an earlier interview with us said that she was terrified if the audience would love her Malabar slang in Thallumaala.
“Our State has a diverse culture. I could do anything and end up spoiling it. Even in Thallumaala, my character is an NRI but she speaks in Malabar slang. So, I am still terrified because I dubbed for the film, I am scared people are going to hate it. There are so many small things like that, after which I hope people will still love me after this,” she said.
Her fears however were unfounded with the audience loving her character of vlogger Beepathu in the Tovino Thomas-starrer, which grossed over Rs 70 crore worldwide. The movie, directed by Khalid Rahman, is currently streaming on Netflix. Thallumaala marks Kalyani’s second successive theatrical release in Malayalam this year, after Hridayam, to gross over Rs 50 crore in the box office. She was also part of Prithviraj Sukumaran and Mohanlal’s Bro Daddy.