Appani Sarath Kumar to play the lead in Kottayam Nazeer’s debut directorial
Most actors these days wish to direct a movie someday. Actors like Sidharth Bharathan, Nadirshah, Vineeth Kumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Kalabhavan Shajon, Ramesh Pisharody and Dhyan Sreenivasan (the latter four have announced their films) are all into filmmaking. Recently, we saw actors like Aju Varghese and Mythili assisting other directors to learn the craft.
Noted actor-mimcry artist Kottayam Nazeer is the latest entrant to this list of actor-turned-filmmakers. His debut directorial has been titled as ‘Torch’ and the movie will star Angamaly Diaries fame Sarath Kumar in the lead role.
Sarath made his entry to the industry with a stellar performance as the villain ‘Appani Ravi’ in Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Angamaly Diaries.
Post the success of Angamaly Diaries, Sarath has been bagging some big projects. After sharing screen space with Mohanlal in Velipadinte Pusthakam, Sarath is also making his entry to Kollywood by playing a crucial role in the sequel of Vishal starrer Sandakozhi, directed by Lingusamy. Debutant Safeer Thailan’s Amala and Neeraj Madhav’s Paippinchuvattile Pranayam are some of his other films in the pipeline.
An official announcement of Torch with details regarding the cast and crew members is expected to be made very soon. Shoot for the movie is scheduled to commence by February next year.