Naam is not a typical college story about politics or romance: Director Joshy Thomas Pallickal
Malayalam cinema has seen a plenty of campus flicks, some of them enjoy cult status among the audience. Romance, politics and thriller elements are three major tropes mostly used in Malayalam campus flicks. But debutant Joshy Thomas Pallickal’s upcoming movie Naam, which is also a campus film, promises to offer a different experience.
Naam, according to the director, is unlike other campus stories which are mostly centred around politics and romance. The director himself has penned the story for the movie based on his real life experiences. It is basically the story of nine friends who are there for each other regardless of their backgrounds, religion, region etc. Recently, the censor board officials had watched the movie and appreciated the makers for the goodness element in it. The movie sends out a good message to the viewers about friendship and its value.
Naam stars Sabareesh Varma, Rahul Madhav, Aditi Ravi, Tony Luke, Noby Markose, Niranj Suresh, Sonu Sebastian, Ajay Mathew and Mareena Michael in major roles. Director Gautham Vasudev Menon, Tovino Thomas and Vineeth Sreenivasan appear in cameo roles. Around 140 newcomers are also part of the movie’s supporting cast.
Shabareesh Varma, apart from playing one of the leads, has also penned eight songs in the movie. The songs and trailer have already got good response from social media users. Director Joshy Thomas Pallickal himself is producing this movie under his banner JTP Films. The movie is all set to hit screens on May 11, Friday.