Joju George starts shooting for Malik
Shoot for director Mahesh Narayanan’s ‘Malik’ has been progressing for the last few months. It is big-scale film starring Fahadh Faasil in the lead. Anto Joseph Film Company is producing the film, which is being made on a huge budget of around Rs 25 crores.
During its official announcement, the film’s cast also had Biju Menon Nimisha Sajayan, Dileesh Pothan, Vinay Forrt and yesteryear actress Jalaja in major roles. However, Biju Menon had to opt out due to date issues. He got replaced by Joju George, who has now joined the team. The excited actor took to his social media handle to inform the same. Joju’s character in ‘Malik’ is expected to be a prominent, performance-oriented one.
‘Malik’ is the sophomore film of Mahesh Narayanan, who made the National award winning ‘Take Off’. Just like his debut film, this one is also based on a real-life incident that occurred few years back in Kerala. The film is conceived as a political thriller that is centred around a sensitive coastal area where there was a resistance against the constant threat of displacement of a minority community. The film will be focussing on the evolution of the coastal area from the 60s to present age.
Besides directing and scripting, Mahesh Narayanan is also editing the film. Sanu John Varughese is the DOP and composer Sushin Shyam are also part of the technical crew. The makers are eyeing an April release next year.