Soubin Shahir and Arjun Ashokan’s horror-comedy Romancham ends hinting that the film will have a sequel
Debutant director Jithu Madhavan’s horror-comedy Romancham is already a runaway hit. The movie, which is now in its third week in the theatres, has already grossed over Rs 30 crore in worldwide box office with another stellar weekend.
The film, which has Soubin Shahir, Arjun Ashokan, Siju Sunny, Sajin Gopu, Afzal PH, Abin Bino Anantharaman Ajay and Jagadeesh Kumar in lead roles, ends with a cliffhanger and the makers promising Romancham 2.
In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, Jithu talked about the sequel plans for the film, which is based on true incidents that happened in his life. Ask him if the team has already charted plans for when the sequel would go on floors and Jithu says, “After the film is over, you don’t feel that the story is complete. It’s because it has not ended. We have an ending in mind but we will only go ahead with it if we can make the script as good as Romancham. Only once we are assured of it, we will go ahead with the sequel. We won’t do it just for the sake of it. We want to come up with a great script and be confident about the movie that we are making.”
The movie revolves around a group of roommates in Bengaluru in 2007, experiencing a series of supernatural events after beginning to play a game of Ouija to pass time. Romancham ends with the spirit Anamika refusing to leave the group of men, despite their house being sanctified by priests to remove any preternatural presence.
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Jithu also said that he believed that the film connected a lot with the audience as it showed a different side of Bengaluru, which most Malayalis have lived in. “I was stuck in a city that was filled with dirt and waste; I had to struggle financially. I believe that’s what a lot of Malayalis would have experienced too in Bengaluru. That’s why I think people relate to this movie. It’s not the Bengaluru life that has been shown in a lot of movies,” he said.
Romancham’s OTT rights have been bagged by Disney+ Hotstar.