Actor Kunchakko Boban will play the lead in director Jis Joy’s next. The film, yet untitled, is based on a story by screenwriters Sanjay and Bobby, while the screenplay is written by Jis himself. The film is produced by Listin Stephen of Magic Frames. A casting call for child artistes to play Kunchakko’s childhood in the film was posted on social media on Thursday morning. A Times Of India report dated February 13, 2019 quotes Jis as saying, “The movie is a family satire, but satirical elements aren’t told in the backdrop of familial relationships. It has another aspect that we want to keep under wraps right now.”
Jis Joy made his directorial debut through Bicycle Thieves (2013), starring Asif Ali and Aparna Gopinath. His collaboration with Asif Ali continued in his second and third films, Sunday Holiday and Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, where the actor played the lead role. All his films, entertainers, centered on middle-class family life, were moderate to big hits at the box-office. Vijay Superum Pournamiyum was an official remake of Telugu superhit Pellichoopulu. Jis entered the film industry as a voice artiste. He is best known for being the voice of Allu Arjun in the Malayalam dubbing versions of all his films.
Sanjay and Bobby, among the most successful screenwriters in Mollywood, have worked with Kunchakko Boban thrice before — Traffic, How Old Are You and School Bus. The duo’s last film, Uyare, directed by Manu Ashokan, was a blockbuster and a critical success. Parvathy played an acid attack survivor in the film. This is their first film with Jis Joy. Kunchakko Boban is currently working in Kamal KM’s Pada and Midhun Manuel Thomas’ Anjaam Pathira in which he plays a consultant criminologist named Anwar Hussain. Anjaam Pathira is his second full-fledged crime-thriller after Rajesh Pillai’s Vettah.