The film’s title poster was released by the makers and several other celebrities on social media on Thursday. Neymar is produced by Padma Uday under the V Cinemas International banner. The story is written by director Maddison, while the screenplay and dialogues are written by Adarsh Sukumaran and Paulson Skaria.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, Maddison said, “Neymar is filled with lots of fun and comedy. The film is a complete entertainer. Set in the countryside, the story follows two youngsters, played by Mathew and Naslen, and the events that unfold in their lives.”
The filmmaker added that he got the idea for Neymar in 2017 and initially envisioned it as a short film. A few years later, he realised that it could be potentially developed into a feature film and pitched it to producers.
“V Cinemas were interested in backing this film. After I developed the story, the writers’ duo came on board,” he said.
According to the makers, the pre-production work has now begun and casting for other characters will be done in the coming days. The team is also yet to finalize the shoot locations. They are hoping to start filming by the end of March or the beginning of April, Maddison said.
“One of the important aspects of Neymar is its music and the magic of composer Shaan Rahman’s music will be felt in this film,” he added.
Maddison, an editor and director, worked as co-director for the critically acclaimed Malayalam film, Operation Java which was also produced by V Cinemas International. He also worked as assistant editor for Tamil film Jilla and as a spot editor for various Malayalam films including Guppy and Ambili.
Actor Mathew who was last seen in One has a slew of projects in the pipeline including Prakashan Parakkatte and Jackson Bazaar Youth. Naslen who was recently seen in Super Sharanya has a bunch of upcoming projects including Pathrosinte Padappukal and Jo & Jo. Naslen and Mathew earlier worked together in Thaneer Mathandinangal, the 2019 coming-of-age comedy-drama film.