Tovino, Gautham Menon and Vineeth Sreenivasan acted in Naam without taking any remuneration!
Debutant Joshy Thomas Pallickal’s campus entertainer Naam is all set to hit screens this coming Friday (May 11). The movie, according to the makers, is not a regular college flick that deals with romance or politics, the two major tropes mostly used in Malayalam campus movies. It promsies to be a heartwarming tale of friendship and its value.
Naam stars Sabareesh Varma, Rahul Madhav, Aditi Ravi, Tony Luke, Noby Markose, Niranj Suresh, Sonu Sebastian, Ajay Mathew and Mareena Michael in major roles. Director Gautham Vasudev Menon, Tovino Thomas and Vineeth Sreenivasan appear in cameo roles. Interestingly, the above mentioned three of them did not take any remuneration to act in the movie. They agreed to be part of the movie after being impressed by its story.
Naam is special for Gautham Menon as it marks his first outing as an actor in Malayalam cinema. Though his is a brief role, it is very important to the storyline as he appears at a very crucial juncture. Tovino’s role is more of an extended cameo as the story is narrated to him.
Director Joshy Thomas himself has penned the story for the movie based on his real life experiences. It is basically the story of nine friends who are there for each other regardless of their backgrounds, religion, region etc. Recently, the censor board officials had watched the movie and appreciated the makers for the goodness element in it. The movie sends out a good message to the viewers about friendship and its value.
Shabareesh Varma, apart from playing one of the leads, has also penned eight songs in the movie. The songs and trailer have already got good response from viewers in social medias. JTP Films is producing the movie.