Fahadh Faasil, Joju George, Dileesh Pothan film Thankam shelved; Joji to begin next
Earlier this year, it was announced that Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan and Joju George would be playing the lead roles in a film titled ‘Thankam’. ‘Theeram’ fame Saheed Arafath was supposed to direct the film with Syam Pushkaran as the scenarist. Shoot was planned to begin by mid-2020 but that’s when the pandemic situation worsened.
Since ‘Thankam’ is set mostly outside Kerala, and it would be difficult to shoot the film during the current restrictions, the makers have now decided to shelve it and proceed with another project. The trio of Fahadh, Dileesh Pothan and Syam Pushkaran are teaming up for a new film titled ‘Joji’.
Dileesh Pothan will be directing the film and Fahadh Faasil will be seen playing the titular role in it. Scripted by Syam Pushkaran, the film is inspired from Willaim Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘Macbeth’. As per the makers, it is an independent adaptation that is set in the modern era. Shoot will begin in November with Erumeli and Mundakkayam as the major locations.
‘Joji’ has Shyju Khalid as the cinematographer and music by Justin Varghese of ‘Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela’ and ‘Thaneer Mathan Dhinangal’ fame. Editor Kiran Das, costume designer Mashar Hamsa, production designer Gokul Das and make up artist Ronex Xavier form the core technical crew.
Dileesh Pothan-Syam Pushkaran combo’s production company Working Class Hero is backing the film along with Fahadh’s banner, Fahadh Faasil And Friends.