The feel-good film, scripted by Helen director Mathukutty Xavier and Alfred, also has Noble Babu Thomas in the lead
The first look poster of Philip’s, featuring Mukesh and Noble Babu Thomas in the lead, that was released on Thursday reflected a positive vibe much like the team’s earlier venture Helen. But unlike their previous venture which evolves into a survival thriller, the upcoming movie is a feel-good film, says its director Alfred Kurian Joseph.
The filmmaker, who had co-scripted Helen, tells OTTplay, “This is a light-hearted family entertainer. The movie revolves around Philip, played by Mukeshettan, and his three children, and an incident that happens in their life. It’s based on a true incident.”
Ask him if the movie, which will go on floors today, was planned keeping in mind the pandemic restrictions and he says, “No. The restrictive setting doesn’t come into play in this film. We will be shooting the movie in Kochi and Bengaluru.”
Noble, who had also starred in Helen, will be playing the character of Mukesh’s son in the movie. “It’s a fan-boy tribute to Mukeshettan. He plays the main role. I believe it’s one of his best characters in recent times as it has a lot of depth,” says Alfred, who will be debuting as a director with Philip’s.
The movie also has Innocent, Quinn Vibin and Navani Devanand, who had earlier acted as the sister of Nivin Pauly’s character in Mikhael. Philip’s is scripted by Mathukutty Xavier and Alfred, and has music by Hesham Abdul Wahab. The movie is produced by Suvin K Varkey and Prasobh Krishna, who had recently backed the Asif Ali-starrer Kunjeldho.
Meanwhile, Mathukutty has recently wrapped up shooting for the Bollywood remake of Helen, which has Jahnvi Kapoor and Sunny Kaushal. The remake has been titled Mili and is produced by Boney Kapoor.
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