Aashiq Abu, One of the pioneers of so called new generation cinema is coming back with his new film titled ‘Raagini Padmini’ with Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal in the lead. Aashiq’s last film ‘Gangster’ was an all time disaster in his and Mammootty’s career. His debut was also with the Mammootty starrer ‘Daddy Cool’ which not well received at the box office. But he came back with a surprise giving ‘Salt n Pepper’ to Malayalees starred Asif Ali and Lal, which become one of the trendsetting films of Mollywood and also was one of the biggest hit in his career. Later he directed films like 22 female kottayam, Da thadiya and Idukki gold before Gangster debacle happened. He got married to actress Rima kallingal who was the main lead in his film 22 female kottayam.
Ragini Padmini will be a complete women centric film with two of the most favorite and talented actresses of malayalees, Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal teaming up for the first time. Rima had took a break from films and busy with her dream dance school after her marriage with Aashiq abu and now coming back to silver screen through her Husband’s project. It will be her second film with Aashiq after the critically acclaimed ’22 fk’.
Manju Warrier is also came back to her acting career this year. She had already done ‘How old are you’ directed by Roshen Andrews, which was one of the mega success of 2014. The movie has got critical appreciation too for its content and Manju’s brilliant performance. Manju is famous as ‘Lady Mohanlal’ and now she is working in Sathayn Anthikkad movie in which she is pairing up with none other than the Universal star Mohanlal after 16 years. Manju’s previous films with Mohanlal are Aaram thamburaan directed by Shaji Kailas, Kanmadam directed by A.K Lohithadas and Summer in Bethlahem Directed by Sibi Malayil. All of these films were super hits and her character in aaram thamburn named unnimaaya was very popular among film viewers even now. Sathyan-Mohanlal-Manju film is scheduled to release in 2015 vishu season. Ragini Padmini will be Manju’s third film after her comeback to Mollywood.
Shyam Pushakaran and Rvi is writing the screenplay and dialogues of the film’Ragini Padmini’ and the film will go on floors in 2015 January.