The film will have actor Fahadh Faasil playing the lead.
“Happy to announce that Lady Superstar Nayanthara is joining our feature film ‘Paattu’. The hero is Fahadh Faasil and the heroine is Nayanthara. Will announce further updates about cast and crew soon,” Alphonse’s post read.
The usage of cassettes in the poster implies that the film might revolve around music.
Apart from writing, directing and editing the film, Alphonse will also turn music composer. This will be the first time the Premam director will be composing music. The film marks the director’s first collaboration with Fahadh. So far, his films have mostly had actor Nivin Pauly playing the lead.
Paattu is produced by Zacharia Thomas and Alwin Antony of UGM Entertainments. Anend C Chandran is the cinematographer of the film.
Announcing the film in a Facebook post in September, Alphonse had written: “My next feature film’s name is Paattu (song). Fahadh Faasil is the Hero of the feature. Produced by UGM Entertainments (Zacharia Thomas and Alwin Antony). This time I’ll be doing music too. It will be in Malayalam language. Will update rest of the Crew and Cast members while the feature film progresses.”
Paattu will be Alphonse’s third directorial venture after the 2015 film Premam.
Apart from Paattu, Nayanthara will be seen in the Malayalam film Nizhal, opposite Kunchacko Boban. She is currently shooting for Vignesh Shivan‘s Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaathal. She has been joined by Vijay Sethupathi and Samantha Akkineni on the sets.
Fahadh, who was last seen in the Malayalam thriller C U Soon, has completed the shooting of Irul with C U Soon co-star Darshana Rajendran. He is currently filming Dileesh Pothan’s Joji, a story which is said to have been inspired by William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.