Mammootty or Dulquer Salmaan; Amal Neerad’s comparison
Stylish filmmaker Amal Neerad is currently busy with the post productions of his upcoming movie CIA aka Comrade In America with Dulquer Salmaan in the lead.
Amal Neerad is one of the very few filmmakers who have had the chance to work with the most popular celebrity father-son duo in Mollywood, Mammootty and Dulquer Salmaan. Amal Neerad made his debut as a filmmaker in 2007 through Mammootty’s Big B.
During a recent interview with Times Of India, when Amal Neerad was asked to draw a comparison between Dulquer and Mammootty, he said, “Mammukka, or any senior actor for that matter, brings with him years of experience and he takes a film beyond our expectations, every time. Dulquer, on the other hand, is more like a friend. However, he has done more films than me and is thus more experienced than me. I consider myself a juvenile, amateur director still. It’s not humility but the truth.”
CIA is Amal Neerad’s second movie with Dulquer. He has earlier worked with him in Kallante Bharya in 5 Sundarikal, an anthology of five movies.
CIA has Dulquer Salmaan playing the character of Aji Mathew, a Pala based youngster who travels to the US to meet his girlfriend. Debutante Karthika Muraleedharan is playing the female lead in this movie which also features Soubin Shahir, Jinu Jospeh, John Vijay and some foreign actors in supporting roles.
The movie is written by Shibin Francis who had scripted last year’s superhit movie Pavada that had Prithviraj in the lead. Cinematography is handled by debutant Ranadive, a former associate of Amal Neerad while Gopi Sunder has scored the music.
Amal Neerad and Anwar Rasheed have produced the movie under their banners Amal Neerad Productions and Anwar Rasheed Entertainment.