The first look of Sathyam Mathrame Bodhippikku, the upcoming Malayalam film starring Dhyan Sreenivasan, was released by Malayalam actors Aju Varghese and Kunchacko Boban on their respective social media handles on Tuesday.
Produced by Wichu Balamurali under the banner Smruthi Cinemas, the film is written and directed by Sagar. It also features actors Ambika, Sachin, Johny Antony, Sreejith Ravi and Rony David, among others, in pivotal roles.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, director Sagar revealed that the makers have opted for a direct television premiere. “Surya TV has bought the rights for the television premiere and after that, the film will also be released on the OTT platform,” he said.
The director added that Sathyam Mathrame Bodhippikku is a family drama. “Dhyan plays the role of a cop for the first time in his career and the film will also have some thriller elements. The story revolves around this police officer who takes charge of station duty after completing IPS training.”
The film was shot in Kochi for 23 days before the second wave of Covid-19 hit the country. “It was challenging to shoot with a limited crew. However, we have managed to bring out the best output,” the filmmaker added.
Sathyam Mathrame Bodhippikku is Sagar’s second film after Kumbarees (2019). It marks the third production venture of Wichu Balamurali after Soothrakkaran (2019) and Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha (2019).
The director said that the initial plan was for the film to have a theatrical release, but due to the prevailing uncertainties, the makers have opted for a direct TV premiere. He also noted that the date of the film’s release will be announced by the TV channel.
Meanwhile, Dhyan, who was last seen in a cameo role in his directorial debut Love Action Drama, has a slew of projects in the pipeline, including Paathira Kurubana, Adukkala: The Manifesto, Higwitta, 9MM, Kadavul Sakayam Nadana Sabha, Prakashan Parakkatte, Love Jihad, Khali Purse of the Billionaires, and Powder Since 1905.