Fahadh Faasil to play a humour-filled character in Akhil Sathyan’s film
Veteran filmmaker Sathyan Anthikad’s twin sons Akhil and Anoop are turning independent directors this year. While Anoop’s directorial debut ‘Varane Aavashyamund’ has already emerged as a box office hit, shoot for Akhil’s film is still progressing. Fahadh Faasil is playing the lead role in the film, which is yet to be titled. Sethu Mannarkad of Full Moon Cinema is producing it.
The film has Fahadh playing a Mumbai-based Malayali youth. As per a report in TOI, it is a fun character that offers a lot of scope for the actor to display his humour skills. The narrative is centred around his journey from Mumbai to Kerala and then to Goa. Though Fahadh is yet to join the team, the team has already shot for a few portions. They are currently on a forced break due to the Corona virus outbreak.
Akhil Sathyan has also scripted the film which is basically a story between a young girl and an older woman, and how Fahadh’s character connects them both. Viji Venkatesh, a renowned author, is making her acting debut with this film. Dhwani Rajesh, the 13-year-old who had earlier starred in the Majid Majidi directorial ‘Beyond The Clouds’ is also playing a crucial role. Anjana Jayaprakash, who recently appeared in the Tamil-English web series ‘Queen’, is the other female lead.
On the technical front, the makers have got Sharan Velayudhan of ‘Ambili’ fame as the cinematographer and Justin Varghese to handle the music department. Besides scripting and directing, Akhil Sathyan is also editing the film.