Queen Elizabeth, starring Meera Jasmine and Narain, is directed by Joseph-fame director M Padmakumar
Meera Jasmine and Narain’s eagerly-awaited Malayalam romantic drama Queen Elizabeth is all set to hit the big screens on December 29. Joseph-fame director M Padmakumar is bringing back the most loved lead actors for the upcoming movie. The duo will be sharing screen space after 18 years; they were last seen together in the 2005 superhit Malayalam film Achuvinte Amma.
Queen Elizabeth's new release date poster
Actor Narain took to his social media handle to unveil the new poster, which had the release date of the film on it. In the caption, he wrote, “See you soon!” (sic). The poster has both actors facing each other and bidding each other goodbye. Many fans have expressed their excitement over the new film, calling it a nostalgic throwback to their iconic pairing in the 2005 film Achuvinte Amma.
Cast and crew of Queen Elizabeth
Directed by Padmakumar, Queen Elizabeth’s screenplay is penned by Arjun T Sathyan, who wrote the story of Rakshadikari Baiju Oppu and the screenplay for Santhosham. Bankrolled by director M Padmakumar along with Ranjith Manambarakkat and Sreeram Manambarakkat, the technical team of Queen Elizabeth comprises Jithu Damodar as the cinematographer and Akhilesh Mohan as the editor. The film has music by Ranjin Raj.
Queen Elizabeth also stars Shweta Menon, Ramesh Pisharody, VK Prakash, Shyamaprasad, Johny Antony, Mallika Sukumaran, Jude Anthany Joseph, Arya, Shruthi Rajanikanth, Sania Babu, Neena Kurup, Manju Pathrose, Vineeth Vishwam, Ranji Kankol and Chitra Nair.
Director Padmakumar on the Narain-Meera Jasmine film
According to Padmakumar, Queen Elizabeth has a female-oriented subject that revolves primarily around Meera. In an interview, the director revealed that casting the right lead actor was a challenge. “When we first read the script, our biggest dilemma was finding someone to play this overtly bold woman who doesn't interact with the outside world much and isn't close to her family,” he said.
The director continued, “The crux of the story is how a sudden setback in the protagonist's life gives her a different perspective. We approached a lot of people, but eventually, it was Meera's name that lingered on.”