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Alien Aliyan: Android Kunjappan’s sequel will see the robot return

The movie directed by Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval will be shot entirely in Kerala

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jul 14, 2021
 
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The robot will return! Director Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval recently released a poster of his new film Alien Aliyan, along with a news that the film will be the follow-up of his much-acclaimed debut directorial, Android Kunjappan Ver. 5.25.

In a recent interview with Kochi Times, the director said that the sequel belongs to the sci-fi humour genre and is currently in the final stages of scripting. However, Ratheesh also revealed that the movie doesn’t follow the original’s story even though the robot, which was abandoned by the end of the film, will make an appearance.

The movie though will take some more time to go on floors as it would require extensive pre-production involving VFX for the robots. The makers will also have to come up with a viability plan of making such a movie during the pandemic, he said, adding that some of the characters from the original could also find their way to the movie.

Ratheesh, meanwhile, has also finished shooting for Nivin Pauly’s comedy Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham, which also has Vinay Forrt, Grace Antony, Jaffer Idukki, Joy Mathew and Rajesh Madhavan.

The film, which is set entirely in a hotel, was shot in Kochi over a period of just 20 days, after the lockdown restrictions were lifted last year. Vinay, who plays a hotel manager in the movie had earlier told us, “The comedy in the movie is a bit over the top and hence working in it was an absolute blast.”

Ratheesh has also announced Nna… Thaan Case Kodu, which has him teaming up with Kunchacko Boban, Vinay and Saiju Kurup.

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