Shoot for Aashiq Abu’s Virus progressing at a brisk pace!!
As we already know, director Aashiq Abu is making a movie based on last year’s deadly Nipah outbreak in Kerala. The movie titled ‘Virus’ has a star studded cast, probably the biggest in Malayalam cinema after ‘Twenty 20’. The comprises of Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali, Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal, Poornima Indrajith, Soubin Shahir, Rahman, Dileesh Pothan, Indrans, Remya Nambeeshan, Madonna Sebastian, Sharafudheen, Sreenath Bhasi, Revathy, Joju George, Senthil Krishna, Basil Joseph, Sudeesh and Vettukili Prakash.
Virus has been schedule for release during the Vishu season on April 11. So the makers have been shooting at a rapid pace. The movie is scripted jointly by Muhsin Parari of ‘KL 10 Pathu’ fame and Suhas-Sharfu, the writers of ‘Varathan’. It is not an exact adaptation of the real-life events but is inspired from several incidents that occurred during the Nipah outbreak last May. The movie is not an anthology but has interconnected stories set all over Kerala.
‘Virus’ also has a strong technical crew, which includes National award winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi, music director Sushin Shyam and editor Saiju Sreedharan. Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal are producing the movie under the banner of OPM.