The movie, which revolves around incidents that happen during a bachelor party, also has Ramesh Pisharody and Dharmajan Bolghatty as part of the cast
Dhyan Sreenivasan has been busy scripting the past two years. While the actor’s Manju Warrier-starrer 9MM, which is scripted by him and will be directed by Dinil Babu, has been put on hold, his next script Aap Kaise Ho is set to go on floors soon in Ernakulam.
The movie will be directed by Vinay Jose, who was earlier set to make his directorial debut with Dhyan’s Pathira Kurbana. On Aap Kaise Ho, Vinay tells OTTplay, “It’s a comedy based on what happens when old friends get together for a bachelor party and fun antics they pull off. It’s based on a lot of situations that people can relate to.”
While Dhyan plays the lead, the film also has Saiju Kurup, Aju Varghese, and it will also see Ramesh Pisharody and Dharmajan acting together in full-length roles. Surabhi Santosh and a Bengali actress will be playing the female leads, says Vinay.
The project has been conceived for an OTT release, informs the director. “However, we will take a final call, depending on the situation of theatres once the film’s post production is complete,” says Vinay, who had earlier worked as an associate director to G Marthandan, Jude Anthany Joseph and Dhyan.
On choosing the comedy genre for his directorial foray, he explains, “If you look at the webseries and miniseries on YouTube, the content that gets the greatest number of views is realistic comedy. That space is yet to be tapped by a lot of people. Thrillers have an acceptance in OTTs and so it’s safe to a point to do movies in that genre especially when actors like Prithviraj are part of it. But there’s a certain element of risk involved with comedies. With Aap Kaise Ho, we are trying to explore realistic comedy and are hoping we can pull that off.”
The team will begin shooting the movie on September 6. “The film will have only two main locations. We have planned a single schedule of 30 days, accounting for the triple lockdown on Sundays and night curfews in Kerala,” he says.
Talking about the status of Pathira Kurbana, which also has a story by Dhyan, Vinay tells us, “Dhyan will mostly be scripting that as well. It’s a big project with Aju Varghese, Neeraj Madhav and Dhyan teaming up again after Adi Kapyare Koottamani, and so it has been pushed for a later date.”