Malayalam cinema's superstar Fahadh Faasil feels a special pride about his next project entitled Malayankunju. No, not because the actor par excellence injured himself during the shooting (an accident that took a month to heal) but because his father, veteran filmmaker Faazil is its producer.
Fahadh teams up with his father for the first time since Kaiyethum Doorath in 2002. Voice brimming over with affection Fahadh says, “I am doing a film called Malayankunju which my dad is producing. He had produced the film that had launched me as an actor. I am collaborating with him after 18 years.”
When I probe about the plot of Malayankunju Fahadh is evasive, he says, “I don’t want to talk about the story of this film until the first teaser comes out. It’s again a subject I haven’t done before. It’s a very interesting subject. It’s based on a real-life incident. It will be completed in July. We are looking at a theatrical release in August-September 2021.”
The great Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil never had his plate so full before. He shot and completed two back-to-back films Irul and Joji which were released within two weeks of one another on the digital platform ,and he has another film Maalik coming up in movie theatres in May.
“And there was C U Soon which was released digitally towards the beginning of the lockdown. It’s just a coincidence that so many films have come one after another,” says Fahadh, admitting it isn’t easy shooting during the lockdown.
He is bathed in encomiums for playing the Shakespearean hero in Joji. Without hesitation he admits something went wrong with Irul. “It didn’t work out the way we had planned it. So many things went wrong. I admit it didn’t turn out the way we had planned. But a section of the target audience still liked it.”
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