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Exclusive! Kunchacko Boban: I believe Ariyippu is Mahesh Narayanan’s best script yet

The Malik and C U Soon director had earlier teamed up with Kunchacko Boban in Take Off

Exclusive! Kunchacko Boban: I believe Ariyippu is Mahesh Narayanan’s best script yet
Mahesh Narayanan and Kunchacko Boban
  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 05.03 AM, Mar 22, 2022


In the past two years, filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan’s name has consistently come up in the list of best directors in the country today. After helming Fahadh Faasil-starrers C U Soon and Malik, the Malayalam director’s upcoming release is Kunchacko Boban’s Ariyippu.

In a recent interview with OTTplay, Kunchacko, who is also co-producing the film with Mahesh, shared a few updates about Ariyippu, which was shot in Kerala as well as North India earlier this year.

“Both Ariyippu and Nna, Thaan Case Kodu are movies that I am really excited about. We have completed the shoot of Ariyippu,” says the actor, who is currently working on Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval’s Nna, Thaan Case Kodu.

The team of Ariyippu
The team of Ariyippu

On working with Mahesh again after Take Off, Kunchacko says, “Mahesh has also written its story, screenplay and dialogues. I believe Ariyippu is his best script yet and I am hoping the movie too turns out that way. We have worked hard to achieve those results. It’s an intense film and I play an intense role in it too. I am eagerly waiting to release the film on big screens.”

Ariyippu is the latest in the long line-up of 2022 releases that Kunchacko has in store. The actor, who was last seen in the acclaimed Kamal KM directorial Pada, has also wrapped up Ottu aka Rendagam, which will mark his Tamil debut. He has also completed shooting for Ajai Vasudev’s Pakalum Paathiraavum and has Godfy Babu’s Enthada Saji, Jay K’s Grrr, Senna Hegde’s Padmini and Midhun Manuel Thomas’ Aaraam Pathira set to go on floors later this year.

Meanwhile, Mahesh has also signed up to make his Bollywood debut with Phantom Hospital. He will also be working with Fahadh on a segment in the upcoming Netflix anthology, based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories. Fahadh’s Malayankunju, which is based on Mahesh’s screenplay and has him cranking the camera, is set to release soon.