The movie is scripted by Abhilash Pillai, who has also written the screenplay of M Padmakumar’s Pathaam Valavu
Director Vysakh, who is known for blockbusters such as Pulimurugan and Pokkiri Raja, has announced his next titled Night Drive, which has Roshan Mathew, Indrajith Sukumaran and Anna Ben in the lead.
The movie is scripted by Abhilash Pillai, who has also written the screenplay of Amala Paul’s upcoming forensic thriller Cadaver and M Padmakumar’s Pathaam Valavu, which has Suraj Venjaramoodu and Indrajith Sukumaran playing the leads.
Vysakh, who was supposed to helm a campus-thriller with Nivin Pauly and a ‘mass’ action entertainer with Unni Mukundan titled Bruce Lee, has put those projects on hold due to the pandemic and has decided to go ahead with Night Drive first.
In his social media post, the Mallu Singh and Seniors director said that Abhilash had first narrated the script to him almost two years ago and he had wanted to make the film since then. The shoot of Night Drive began today. The filmmaker also said that he firmly believes that the movie “would be a wonderful treat” for the audience.
Meanwhile, Indrajith is also part of Abhilash’s script for Pathaam Valavu, which resumed shooting in Thodupuzha a few days ago. The scriptwriter had earlier told us, “It’s based on a real-life incident that shook Kerala a few years ago. This is a cinematic version of those events. The movie is essentially a thriller but the story also has elements that will appeal to the family audience, with space for action and emotions.”
Roshan and Anna had previously teamed up in Kappela, which was lauded. Both actors have had direct-to-OTT releases this year with Kuruthi and Sara’s, respectively. Ranjin Raj will be composing for Night Drive, which has cinematography by Shaji Kumar.