Mera Naam Shaji is Nadirshah’s third film as a director, and will release in April. The movie stars Biju Menon, Asif Ali and Baiju.
Mimicry artist-turned-actor Nadirshah, who directed Amar Akbar Anthony, is back with yet another comedy. While releasing the film’s first look poster on social media, the director said, “We are out to win audiences over with this comedy, are you ready for us?”
Going by the poster, all three lead characters in the movie have the name Shaji. It has been reported that the characters are from different parts of Kerala. While Baiju’s character belongs to Trivandrum, Asif Ali is from Kochi and Biju Menon is from Kozhikode. A funny element in the film maybe the different dialects that the actors speak.
Since Jayasurya took on the role of Shaji Pappan in the Aadu series, his name has become synonymous with comedy. Biju Menon and Asif Ali’s collaboration also raises expectations as the actors have worked together on successful movies like Ordinary and Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. Their roles as a father and son in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam was widely appreciated.
Nikhila Vimal, who played the female lead in last year’s Vineeth Sreenivasan starrer Aravindante Adhithikal, plays the lead in this movie. Actor Sreenivasan also has an important role.
The movie is written by Dileep Ponnan, of Kadhayile Nayika fame. This is the first time Nadirshah is working with a different writer. His earlier films – Amar Akbar Anthony and Kattapanayile Hrithik Roshan were written by Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George. Vinod Illampally is the cinematographer of the film.
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