The film, set to go on floors soon, will also has Arjun Ashokan in a pivotal role
Last Updated: 03.07 AM, Jul 08, 2022
Director Tinu Pappachan seems to have put his projects starring Mohanlal and Jayasurya on hold to go ahead with a thriller, scripted by Joy Mathew. The upcoming movie will have Kunchacko Boban, Antony Varghese and Arjun Ashokan in pivotal roles.
The yet-to-be-titled film marks Tinu’s third collaboration with Antony, after Swathanthryam Ardharathryil and Ajagajanthram that also has Arjun Ashokan. The film, which is set to go on floors in Kannur on July 14, is based on Joy Mathew’s script. The veteran actor-scriptwriter had previously written Lal’s Shutter and Mammootty’s Uncle.
While this film too will not have an actress in a pivotal role, more than 60 character actors have been roped in. Reports suggest that compared to Tinu’s previous films, which were action thrillers, this movie will have a cerebral thriller.
Tinu had earlier this year planned a big budget movie with Jayasurya that was set to be shot in foreign locations such as Iran and the UAE. The movie seems to have been put on the backburner due to its budget, the pandemic restrictions and also because Jayasurya has been focusing only on Rojin Thomas’ 3D fantasy thriller Kathanar this year. However, the movie’s producer Arun Narayan will be backing Tinu’s film with Kunchacko and Antony.
Kunchacko, meanwhile, has been trying his hand at various genres this year. He began the years with the acclaimed film Pada and is currently awaiting the release of Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval’s Nna, Thaan Case Kodu. The actor has also completed shooting for Ajai Vasudev’s Pakalum Paathiraavum, Ariyippu and Enthada Saji.
Ariyippu, which is helmed by filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan, was recently picked to be screened at the 75th edition of Locarno Film Festival. The movie revolves around a couple – essayed by Kunchacko and Divya Prabha – who work in a glove manufacturing factory in Noida. This is the first ever Malayalam film to be screened at the prestigious film festival in Switzerland.