Exclusive! Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan's Thallumala will be an out and out entertainer: Ashiq Usman
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Exclusive! Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan's Thallumala will be an out-and-out entertainer: Ashiq Usman

The movie, directed by Khalid Rahman, is scripted by Muhsin Perari and Ashraf Hamza

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 12, 2021
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Tovino Thomas and Kalyani Priyadarshan

Tovino Thomas has once again hit his stride with back-to-back projects. The star, who had shot for actor-director Vineeth Kumar’s untitled film in Bengaluru, joined the sets of Khalid Rahman’s Thallumala on Monday.

Both Vineeth Kumar’s film and Thallumala is produced by Ashiq Usman. On the current film, which is co-scripted by Muhsin Parari and Ashraf Hamza, Ashiq tells us, “Thallumala is the most exciting and challenging film at the same time. Unlike Khalid’s previous films Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, Unda and Love, this movie is an out-and-out entertainer; a festival film. It’s also different from Muhsin’s previous movies such as Virus and Sudani from Nigeria. Thallumala is a proper entertainer with eight fight scenes and eight songs.”

The story of the movie, which has Kalyani Priyadarshan as the female protagonist, reportedly spans from a guy’s college years to his 30s and is set in Malabar. “We will be shooting in Thalassery, Kozhikode and Malappuram, and we also have a 10-day schedule in Dubai,” says the producer.

Apart from Tovino and Kalyani, the movie also Shine Tom Chacko and Lukman Avaran. “There will also be a few youngsters who are popular for their Insta reels and videos, and some Arab actors,” says Ashiq, who also has Midhun Manuel Thomas’ Aaraam Pathiraa, another movie with Kunchacko Boban and a Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer with Guppy director John Paul George coming up.

On the status of Vineeth Kumar’s directorial, which also stars Darshana Rajendran and Basil Joseph, Ashiq, who is co-producing the movie with Samir Thahir and Shyju Khalid, says, “We are almost done with the shoot of the movie. It’s based on friendships and if we are to slot it into a genre, it would be a mystery-drama. We only have three days of shoot pending in Kochi, which we will finish by October 24. This film as well as Thallumala will be theatrical releases.”

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