Momo in Dubai, helmed by Ameen Aslam, is written by Zakariya and Ashif Kakkodi
Last Updated: 12.00 PM, Jan 31, 2023
Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan’s latest release Malikappuram has proved that movies with children as protagonists have as much chance of succeeding at the box office as that with superstars. Following Malikappuram’s success, filmmaker Ameen Aslam will be hoping that his movie, Momo in Dubai, which has child artiste Athreya Baiju as the titular character.
The movie, which was shot a year ago post pandemic in Dubai and Kerala, is scripted by Sudani from Nigeria director Zakariya and Ayisha writer Ashif Kakkodi. The fun entertainer revolves around the young boy who goes to Dubai with his mother and sibling to be with his dad, who has financial struggles but prioritises the needs of his family.
The various challenges that free-spirited Momo has to face in the new country and how it affects his parents form the plot of Momo in Dubai, which has Aneesh Gopinathan, Anu Sithara and Johny Antony as part of its cast.
Momo in Dubai, which is also co-produced by Zakariya, has Sajith Purushan as its cinematographer and music composed by Jassie Gift, Yakzan Gary Pereira, Neha S Nair and Gafoor M Khayyam. The movie is expected to bring in a family audience to theatres when it hits cinema halls in Kerala on February 3.
Momo in Dubai will clash with Joju George and Srinda’s Iratta, Soubin Shahir and Arjun Ashokan’s Romancham and Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George’s Vedikettu. Iratta is a police drama that has Joju essaying a double role, while Romancham is a horror-comedy that is set in 2007 in Bengaluru. Both movies are helmed by debutants – Rohit MG Krishnan and Jithu Madhavan, respectively.
Meanwhile, Vedikettu, an entertainer which is set against a rural backdrop, will mark the debut directorial of Vishnu and Bibin, who had previous scripted movies such as Amar Akbar Antony and Kattapanayile Rithwick Roshan.