The movie, which is written by Joy Mathew, also has Arjun Ashokan as part of its cast
Last Updated: 08.08 AM, Jul 24, 2022
After Ajagajantharam, director Tinu Pappachan has begun work on his next directorial that has Kunchacko Boban, Antony Varghese and Arjun Ashokan in the lead. The thriller, which is scripted by Joy Mathew, went on floors in Thalassery, Kannur, on Saturday.
In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, the film’s producer Arun Narayan tells us, “It’s a big-budget film with locations across Kannur, Munnar and in Tamil Nadu, and will be shot in 70 days. Right now, we have erected a set spanning an entire street in Thalassery. It’s almost one and half kilometres long.”
On how different the current film is from Tinu’s previous movies Swathandhryam Ardharathriyil and Ajagajantharam, Arun says, “Tinu’s previous two film were written by debutants but Joy Mathew’s experience will lend the depth to this film’s content. The movie has an action mood but it doesn't have too many fight sequences like Ajagajantharam. It’s Tinu Pappachan’s version of a thriller like Nayattu.”
Further on the characters of the lead heroes, the producer says, “Kunchacko, Antony and Arjun play ‘naadan’ roles and all three of them have equal importance. Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam fame Manoj KU and Anuroop are also part of the cast.”
The movie has Jinto George as its cinematographer and Nishadh Yusuf as the editor. Sound designer Renganaath Raave and art director Gokul Das are also part of the crew. “It’s a film where most of the budget is dedicated to its technical aspects,” says Arun.
Meanwhile, the producer and Tinu were earlier set to team up for a film with Jayasurya in the lead. Ask him about the status of the film and Arun tells us, “It’s a project that has a lot of locations abroad. We thought this film was better suited to be filmed in the current pandemic circumstances. The Jayasurya film has not been dropped and has been pushed to next year.”