Kalyani Priyadarshan plays a football announcer in Manu C Kumar’s film
Kalyani Priyadarshan in the poster of Sesham Mike-il Fathima
Last Updated: 11.43 AM, Jan 13, 2023
Count on Kalyani Priyadarshan to keep surprising the audience. After three charming performances in Vineeth Sreenivasan’s Hridayam, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Bro Daddy and Khalid Rahman’s Thallumaala, the actress is all set to entertain as a football announcer based in Malappuram in Manu C Kumar’s next titled Sesham Mike-il Fathima.
The first look poster of the movie, which was shared by Keerthy Suresh and Tovino Thomas, had Kalyani in a vibrant avatar inside a jeep, announcing the update of an upcoming football match. "Mike-il Fathima looks too cool!!!Super excited for this one Ammu! Polikku Penne!" wrote Keerthy.
The film, which is helmed by former journalist-turned-director Manu, is touted to be a light entertainer that is extensively set in Malappuram. Despite football being a part of the movie, it’s not a sports drama and focuses solely on Kalyani’s character Fathima.
Kabir Singh cinematographer Santhana Krishnan cranked the camera for the movie, which has Hridayam composer Hesham Abdul Wahab handling its music department. Kalyani had also trained in Malappuram slang for the movie, which has Shaheen Siddique, Sudhish, Maala Parvathy, Femina, Sabumon Abdusamad and Shaju Sreedhar in pivotal roles.
In an earlier interview with OTTplay, the actress said that she was scared about the audience’s feedback as she had to speak in Malabar slang in Thallumaala, which is currently streaming Netflix. “I was scared people were going to hate it,” she had said. Her fears, however, were unfounded with the movie being lapped up the audience and her character Beepathu having its fair share of fans.
The actress also said that the best part of the job is that she always keeps pushing herself. “One of the main reasons I was excited about Thallumaala was that it was a challenge. More than that, it is also so easy for women to get typecast and that too within a span of 3-4 films. And Thallumaala was a film in which the director pictured me as someone who is so different from who I am and I am so happy that he came to me with this role,” she said.