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Ellam Sheriyakum: When and where to watch this Asif Ali political thriller

Asif Ali’s comedy with Jibu Jacob will hit theatres soon

Alfred Francis
Aug 31, 2021
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Few days after announcing the news that he would be collaborating with actor Nivin Pauly after almost a decade, Asif Ali has once again given a reason for his fans to smile, with the release of Ellam Sheriyakum on September 17. The movie is helmed by director Jibu Jacob and is said to be a story that will intertwine politics as well as family sentiments. The actor announced the news on his Instagram handle.

Reportedly, the film's plot will revolve around a politically minded youngster who's often neglected by senior leaders. The plot will focus on the personal life of the character as well. The title ‘Ellam Sheriyakum’ is an allusion to the tagline used by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the legislative elections of 2016, “LDF varum, ellam sheriyakum." This coupled with the photo of the actor garlanded with red flowers has made the netizens assume that the actor will be playing a Communist leader in the movie.

The actor was last seen in a Malayalam anthology titled Aanum Pennum, in which he acted in the segment Rachiyamma, paired with Parvathy Thiruvothu. The actor is also part of several projects including Rajeev Ravi’s Kuttavum Shikshayum and Sibi Malayil’s Kothth. He is also filming for Mahaveeryar, directed by Abrid Shine, bankrolled by actor Nivin Pauly (who will also play a prominent role in the movie). Rajisha Vijayan is paired alongside the actor in the film.

Director Jibu Jacob is known for his debut movie Vellimoonga, a political comedy, in which Asif Ali played a cameo. His last movie Adyarathri, starring Biju Menon was a commercial failure despite the humorous plot. The fans of the actor are expecting another Vellimoonga from Jibu Jacob who is known to deliver family-friendly and socially critical movies.

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