Fahadh plays a lighthearted role in the debut of Akhil Sathyan
Reported By 21 Mar 2020
The film has three heroines – Anjana Jayaprakash, Viji Venkatesh, and Dwani Rajesh – with the exception of Innocent, Vineeth, and Vijayaraghavan, who make up the support cast. At the start of the month Fahadh was supposed to join the team but had to postpone. "For Malik he had a lot of weight lost and looked very slimHe also had some drug reactions and needed time to heal. We wanted him to put on some weight to pose for his part in our movie again. During the meantime he was still busy with marketing for Trance.
Right now, due to the Covid-19 case, we have a shooting ban; so once that's cleared, we'll be resuming production, "Akhil says.The team had shot a few portions of the second half in Mumbai slums though. "They didn't need Fahadh for these scenes. Many newcomers are also part of the film, including Mumbai and Pune theatre artistes. We edited the portions we shot, "says Akhil, who also serves as editor for the film.Another big movie venue is Goa. Ask the director if it's a road movie and he says, "We're not putting much stress on the character's journey, even if the location changes. The emphasis is on the circumstances in which Fahadh's character gets entangled throughout his journey. Starting from Mumbai, entering Kerala and then heading for Goa. We're going to be shooting in Goa in Vasco, which is a slum area but has a Mexican look to it and from there the Russian mafia still operates. We're shooting on a serene, remote island too.
The film now has nearly 60 days left shooting which includes a two-week schedule in Kerala and a month-long one in Goa. On the technical front, Dear Comrade music director Justin Prabhakar, Sye Raa production designer Rajeevan, Ambili cinematographer Saran Velayudhan, and Gautham Menon's sister Uthara as costume designer have the film to be titled at the moment.