Soubin Shahir to turn a gandharvan for his next with Aashiq Abu
We had recently reported that director Aashiq Abu’s next after ‘Virus’ will have Soubin Shahir in the lead. Unni R is scripting the movie, which according to latest reports deals with a fantasy subject. Apparently, it is a fascinating story of a ‘gandharvan’ who lands in Earth. Soubin will be essaying the gandharvan’s role. ‘Gandharva’ is a mythological creature in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a name used for distinct heavenly beings.
It must be remembered that legendary filmmaker Padmarajan had helmed a similar fantasy film titled ‘Njan Gandharvan’ back in 1991. The film which was about a girl and her passion for a celestial lover, who is invisible to others, is considered as a cult classic by Malayalam movie lovers.
Fantasy is a genre that has seldom been tried in Malayalam. Despite that, when a solid team like Aashiq Abu, Unni R and Soubin Shahir come together, expectations will be quite high. It is said that this upcoming film will steer clear of the usual stereotypes associated with the gandharva concept and instead shape up as a socially relevant one. More details are expected to be revealed during the official announcement.