Aashiq Abu’s Neelavelicham gets a new cast
We had earlier reported that Aashiq Abu is making a film titled ‘Neelavelicham’ based on Vaikom Muhammed Basheer’s novel of the same name. Prithviraj Sukumaran, Kunchacko Boban, Rima Kallingal and Soubin Shahir were initially announced as the lead actors. Later, it was reported that Tovino Thomas and Asif Ali will be replacing Prithviraj and Kunchacko Boban.
However, the makers have now announced that the film will have Tovino Thomas, Roshan Mathew, Shine Tom Chacko and Rima Kallingal as the leads. The delay caused by the pandemic and the subsequent date clashes of the actors is said to have resulted in the new casting. The makers are planning to start shoot in April.
The technical crew has also seen a few changes. While Shyju Khalid has initially signed as the DOP, Girish Gangadharan has now replaced him. Music is by Bijibal and Rex Vijayan. Editor Saiju Sreedharan, costume designer Sameera Saneesh, production designer Jyothish Shankar and makeup artist Ronex Xavier are also part of the core team.
Aashiq Abu and Santhosh T Kuruvilla are jointly producing the film under the banner of OPM.