Among the first Malayalam movies to be affected by the lockdown was Tsunami. The crew was shooting until 10 March before fears of the virus spreading halted their plans. The film has been in the news for being a father-son creation. With acclaimed director Lal writing the script for his son Lal Jr.
Tsunami is the first Malayalam movie to resume shooting, following the directives issues by the Kerala State Government. The film resumed shooting on location in Kacheripadi, Ernakulam. There are about 14 days left for the shoot to complete.
The screenplay of the movie is by Lal, and is produced by his nephew Allan Anthony under the Panda Dad Productions banner. Other than the actors and director, the film set is comprised of 50 crew members. Routine temperature checks with thermal scanners are reportedly being done. The crew has also been advised to wear face masks and use sanitiser frequently on set.
Balu Varghese plays the lead and Innocent, Mukesh, Aju Varghese and Suresh Krishna are also a part of the film playing important characters.