Fahadh Faasil and Mahesh Narayanan donate Rs 10 lakhs from C U Soon profit to FEFKA
Fahadh Faasil and Mahesh Narayanan, the chief architects behind the success of ‘C U Soon’, have contributed Rs 10 lakhs to the the Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) union from the film’s profit. They handed over the cheque to the union’s general secretary B Unnikrishnan, who shared it in his social media handle. He also thanked them for their large-heartedness in support the industry workers who have been severely hit by the pandemic.
‘C U Soon’ directed by Mahesh Narayanan and starring Fahadh Faasil, Darshana Rajendran and Roshan Mathew was the first mainstream Malayalam film to be made for an OTT platform. The film was shot completely during the lockdown days with limited resources. Fahadh Faasil produced it under his banner.
It must be remembered that when ‘C U Soon’ was first announced, there was a huge uproar from several film bodies against the makers. According to them, new films should be commenced only after the completion of those that are in the halfway stage. However, with the backing of FEFKA, the team continued shoot and managed to wrap up in quick time.
Upon its release in Amazon Prime, the response was largely positive with several non-Malayalis lapping it up. It is a basically a ‘screen film’, where much of the action happens through screens of computers and phones. Though it is a thriller on a surface level, the film is also emotionally charged and speaks about a socially-relevant issue that needs to be addressed.
With critics and common audience praising the film alike, ‘C U Soon’ was declared as a blockbuster OTT release.