The Malayalam film, which is helmed by Indhu VS, also has Indrajith Sukumaran as part of the cast
Last Updated: 06.21 AM, Jun 22, 2022
Vijay Sethupathi and Nithya Menen’s Malayalam movie 19(1)(a) is finally gearing up for release. The movie, which is helmed by Indhu VS, had completed its shoot in 2020 after the locdown and the makers have been in negotiations with leading OTT platforms for its release last year.
The first-look poster of the movie, which also has Indrajith Sukumaran and Indrans in pivotal roles, will now be released online almost two years after its shoot. The poster is set to be released on Wednesday at 6pm through the social media accounts of its cast and crew.
The movie marks Vijay Sethupathi second Malayalam film after Marconi Mathai, in which he played an extended cameo. 19(1)(a) has the star playing a Tamil writer who lives in Kerala. Nithya essays the central role in the movie, which is produced by Anto Joseph.
In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Indhu, who had worked as an associate director in Salim Ahammed’s movies such as Pathemari and Adaminte Makan Abu, had told us that the movie will be an OTT release but the platform has not been decided yet. “We initially thought of it as an OTT release and that film has been made keeping that into account,” she said last year. Both its leads had also completed dubbing for their portions in 2021. 19(1)(a) is touted to have a pan-Indian subject, lending itself to OTT viewing as it can be related to audience across the country.
Nithya in an interview with Kochi Times had said that she and Vijay Sethupathi only had a few days of shoot together and don’t have too many combinations scenes in the film. “The characters are very real and it’s a genre that I am fond of,” she said, adding that she plays a girl who leads a mundane life but is transformed through Vijay Sethupathi’s character.