Suraj Venjaramoodu and Ann Augustine to team up for Auto Rickshawkarante Bharya
M Mukundan’s short story ‘Auto Rickshawkarante Bharya’ is getting made into a film. It is set to be directed by veteran filmmaker Harikumar, who last helmed the film ‘Clint’. Suraj Venjaramoodu and Ann Augustine have been cast to play the lead roles in the film. The two will be seen as couple in the film. M Mukundan himself is penning the screenplay and hence it is expected to be a faithful adaptation.
The story revolves around a lazy auto-rickshaw driver Sajeevan, hailing from Meethalappura in Mahe. He is married to Radhika, a bold and mature woman, who is forced by circumstances to take up the auto-rickshaw for their living.
The film was first planned with Parvathy and Biju Menon in the lead roles but it could not materialize due to various reasons. Later, there were reports shout Manju Warrier doing the female lead’s part. Eventually, the makers have got Ann Augustine on board. The actress will be making her comeback with this film. She was last seen in a full-fledged role in ‘Nee-Na’, released in 2015.