Sidharth Bharathan and Asif Ali to team up for Varnyathil Ashanka
Legendary filmmaker Bharathan’s son, actor turned filmmaker Sidharth Bharathan has announced his next movie after Chandrettan Evideya. His new movie is titled as Varnyathil Ashanka and will feature Asif Ali in the lead role.
Popular theatre writer and director Thrissur Gopalji is writing the screenplay for this movie. Suraj Venjaramoodu, Sharafudheen, Shine Tom Chacko and Chemban Vinod Jose are also part of the cast.
Aashiq Usman who was also the co-producer of Chandrettan Evideya, will be bankrolling this movie under his banner Aashiq Usman Productions. Kochi, Thrissur and Wadakkanchery are the major locations.
Sidharth Bharathan debuted in 2012 through the critically acclaimed movie Nidra. He along with Rima Kallingal played the lead roles in the movie. Nidra was the remake of the 1981 film of the same name directed by his father Bharathan.
In 2015, he directed the family entertainer Chandrettan Evideya that had Dileep, Anusree and Namitha Pramod in the lead roles. The movie was a refreshing change from the usual Dileep clichéd comedies. It was profitable affair at the box office.
Asif Ali meanwhile has a slew of projects in his kitty. Avarude Raavukal, Thrissivaperoor Kliptham, Take Off, Honey Bee 2: Celebrations, Adventures of Omanakuttan are some of his movies awaiting release.
He is currently shooting for Bicycle Thieves fame Jis Joy’s new movie titled as Sunday Holiday. The actor recently signed for director Arun Kumar Aravind’s revenge thriller. The movie is written by Anandha Padamanabhan, based on his father Padmarajan’s short story.