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Dear Friend: Tovino Thomas is vulnerable and ‘superman’ in the mystery-packed trailer of Vineeth Kumar's film

The movie, which is directed by Vineeth Kumar, also has Darshana Rajendran, Basil Joseph, Arjun Radhakrishnan and Sanchana Natarajan

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 02.08 AM, May 26, 2022

Dear Friend: Tovino Thomas is vulnerable and ‘superman’ in the mystery-packed trailer of Vineeth Kumar's film
A still from Dear Friend

There’s probably no other lead actor in Malayalam who is currently as unpredictable as Tovino Thomas when it comes to picking his roles. The trailer of his upcoming release Dear Friend promises the same, with the actor once again playing a character that seems to be vulnerable, even in the company of his friends.

The movie’s trailer, which dropped online on Wednesday, introduced the characters of the film while also not giving anything much away about its content. Also starring Darshana Rajendran, Basil Joseph, Arjun Lal, Arjun Radhakrishnan, Sanchana Natarajan, Hakkim Shajahan and Jaffer Idukki, the video shows that the story revolves around a group of friends and how an incident that affects one of them causes a rift.

The trailer shows glimpses of both fun and frictional interactions between the friends as well as Darshana’s character calming Tovino’s with a breathing exercise. We also get a scene with Tovino posing as superman in a DIY costume in a car and getting slapped by a cop. But it’s after one of them goes missing that the mystery element creeps in.

The movie, which was shot in Bengaluru, Kochi and Mumbai, is scripted by Suhas, Sharfu and Arjun Lal. Dear Friend marks actor Vineeth Kumar’s second directorial after Ayaal Njanalla, which had Fahadh Faasil and Divya Pillai in the lead.

In an earlier interview with us, Vineeth said that the movie has Tovino putting on his career-best performance. “After the first edit, I called him up to tell him that he has done complete justice to the character,” said the director.

Dear Friend is also Tovino’s first release in June. He will be following it up with Vishnu G Raghav’s courtroom drama Vaashi, which has Keerthy Suresh as the female protagonist. The movie is set to hit theatres on June 17.