The movie, directed by Tinu Pappachan, is the second collaboration between Antony Varghese and the filmmaker after Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil
It’s not Mohanlal’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham or Dulquer Salmaan’s Kurup that will be screened when theatres reopen in Kerala next month. It will be Antony Varghese’s thriller Ajagajantharam.
The makers of the movie made the announcement on Wednesday evening, with the Jallikattu and Angamaly Diaries actor sharing a poster of the film, announcing that Ajagajantharam will release in 300+ theatres during the Pooja holidays in October.
The film, directed by Tinu Pappachan, marks the second time Antony is working with him, after Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil. The upcoming movie had finished its post-production after the lockdown restrictions were lifted last year and the makers had always been keen on releasing the movie in theatres.
The movie, which is set against the backdrop of a temple festival, also has Arjun Ashokan, Chemban Vinod Jose and Sabumon in pivotal roles. It is scripted by Kichu Tellus and Vineeth Vishwam, who are also part of the cast.
Ajagajantharam had completed shooting just days before the nationwide lockdown was announced in March 2020. Apart from 10 scenes, the film was entirely shot inside a temple compound as it revolved around a temple festival and required huge crowds for the shooting.
The makers had previously announced that the movie will release on February 26 but this was postponed after the government had disallowed second shows earlier this year, as the theatres had just opened and they were taking stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, Antony has also wrapped up shooting for Jis Joy’s upcoming movie, which also stars Asif Ali, Nimisha Sajayan and Reba Monica John.