The actor-director duo had previously worked together in the Malayalam film Amar Akbar Anthony (2015). On Friday, Jayasurya took to his Instagram handle to make the announcement, which also marks the fifth anniversary of Amar Akbar Anthony film release. The upcoming film will also see Salim Kumar in a pivotal role.
“On the 5th anniversary of Amar Akbar Anthony, Nadirshah’s next film is getting ready,” read the poster Jayasurya had posted.
Directed by Nadirshah, Amar Akbar Anthony featured Prithviraj, Jayasurya, Indrajith, and Namitha Pramod in the lead roles. It was then remade in Kannada in 2016 as John Jani Janardhan. The music was also composed by Nadirshah. The director, who is also a playback singer and music composer, has earlier, worked as a music composer for films with Jayasurya including, Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum.
The plot of Amar Akbar Anthony revolves around three friends who come from Kochi. They take a trip to Pattaya in Thailand that has been there on their bucket lists and for which they have been saving up. While Amar Akbar Anthony is a comedy-drama, Nadirshah’s upcoming film with Jayasurya, Namitha Pramod, and Salim Kumar has been billed to be a thriller.
Suneesh Varanad will be writing the script for the film while Sujith Vasudev will handle the cinematography. It will be bankrolled by Arun Narayan Productions. The filming is expected to commence on November 10.
Nadirshah’s upcoming film includes Kesu Ee Veedinte Nadhan featuring Dileep, Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Harisree Asokan, Ramesh Pisharody, and Bhagath Baby Manuel. He has directed and composed music for the film.
Meanwhile, Jayasurya was last seen in Sufiyum Sujathayum opposite Aditi Rao Hydari which released on Amazon Prime Videos in July. His next ventures include Vellam and Turbo Peter. Namitha Pramod was last seen in Al Mallu which released in January 2020. She will next be seen in Professor Dinkan.
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