The movie, which is directed by Sethu, has a Maruti 800 as an important character
Once theatres reopen in Kerala, Asif Ali would probably have the greatest number of releases. The actor, who has a slew of releases lined up including Kuttavum Shikshayum, Kothth, Kunjeldho and Ellam Sheriyakum, will also be busy till the end of the year and is scheduled to being shooting Sethu’s Maheshum Marutiyum soon.
The film’s producer Maniyanpilla Raju in a recent interview had said that the movie, which was set to go on floors by April this year, will now start shooting from December. Maheshum Marutiyum has Kalyani Priyadarshan as its female lead.
The movie, which is also scripted by Sethu, is touted to revolve around a youngster named Mahesh, played by Asif Ali, and his Maruti 800. Set in a remote village, the movie begins with the arrival of the car in 1983. Mahesh soon develops an emotional bond with his dad’s vehicle, but as he grows up into an adult and a girl enters his life, he is forced to make some difficult choices.
The team, earlier this year, had refurbished an old Maruti 800 that will be used to shoot the movie. The film will mark Sethu’s second directorial after Mammootty-starrer Oru Kuttanadan Blog.
Meanwhile, Asif, who has also completed Abrid Shine’s Mahaveeryar and Jis Joy’s untitled movie that has Antony Varghese, Nimisha Sajayan and Reba Monica John, is awaiting the release of Ellam Sheriyakum.
The film, directed by Jibu Jacob, has him playing a youth named Vineeth, who takes up politics because he is unemployed. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on November 19 and marks the second time he and Rajisha Vijayan will be sharing screen space together.