Exclusive! Shane Nigam, Revathy Bhoothakalam is a mother-son story with surprises: Rahul Sadasivan
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Exclusive! Shane Nigam, Revathy's Bhoothakalam is a mother-son story with surprises: Rahul Sadasivan

The movie also has a track written and composed by Shane Nigam

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 05, 2021
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Bhoothakaalam poster

Mollywood superstar Dulquer Salmaan recently released the first look poster of Shane Nigam’s upcoming release Bhoothakalam, which has him teaming up with Revathy. The movie, which is co-produced by Anwar Rasheed and Shane Nigam, is directed by Rahul Sadasivan.

Talking to OTTplay, Rahul tells us, “It’s got quite a unique combination – Revathy ma’am and Shane. We want to keep the genre a surprise, but it’s a story about a mother and a son with several surprising elements. I wanted Revathy ma’am and Shane to play these characters and had in fact approached her almost two years ago. By the time Shane had joined the film, the pandemic began and so it was delayed for some time.”

The team completed the shoot of the movie earlier this year. “It was shot in and around Kochi. It’s not a single-location film and the filming was done in January when the restrictions were relaxed,” says the director, who has also scripted the film.

Bhoothakalam also marks Shane’s debut as a music director. “He always had a taste for music – composing and writing lyrics. During filming, he had a lot of ideas and we shot the visuals. He then told me that he was going to write a track and I said to give it a shot. The track came out really well and that’s the only song in the movie,” says Rahul.

Apart from Shane and Revathy, the film also has Saiju Kurup, James Eliya, Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Manju Pathrose and Athira Patel. Shehnaad Jalal is the movie’s cinematographer while Gopi Sundar has composed its background score.

We are planning a theatrical release, but the final call will depend on whether the conditions are favourable.

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