Aashiq Abu’s Virus to go on floors next month!
Aashiq Abu’s upcoming movie based on the Nipah outbreak in Kerala is getting ready to go on floors early next year. As per our sources within the industry, script works have been completed and the makers are currently busy with the other pre-production works. Titled as ‘Virus’, the movie has the biggest star cast that Malayalam cinema has seen in recent years.
The ensemble cast comprises of Revathy, Tovino Thomas, Parvathy, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Chemban Vinod Jose and Remya Nambeeshan. It was initially announced that Kalidas Jayaram would be a part of the movie, but we now hear that he has been replaced by Sreenath Bhasi. Besides the aforementioned actors, there are also reports about Fahadh Faasil appearing in a guest role. Cinephiles are highly excited about such a big cast coming together for a real-event based movie like this.
‘Virus’ is scripted jointly by Muhsin Parari of ‘KL 10 Pathu’ fame and Suhas and Sharfu, the writers of ‘Varathan’. Contrary to reports, ‘Virus’ is not an anthology film but has interconnected stories set all over Kerala. The movie has veteran actress Revathy playing the role of Health Minister KK Shailaja and Rima Kallingal as nurse Lini Puthussery, who contracted the virus and passed away while treating the affected patients. Tovino Thomas will be seen in the role of Kozhikode collector UV Jose.
The technical crew of ‘Virus’ includes National award winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi, composer Sushin Shyam and editor Saiju Sreedharan.