Shubhadinam, the upcoming Malayalam film starring veteran actor Indrans and Gireesh Neyyar, is a feel-good dark comedy film, director Shivaram Mony tells Silverscreen India.
Shivaram notes that though Shubhadinam falls under the genre of dark humour, it is a feel-good film that will cater to family audiences. He adds that the film has a strong message alongside many entertaining elements. He further mentions that it aims to motivate and uplift those who are dealing with severe emotional crises due to the uncertainties of the current situation.
“Indrans plays a security guard and Gireesh essays the role of a young man who lives in an apartment,” Shivaram says, adding that Gireesh was roped in as he was the perfect fit for the lead character. “Likewise, Indrans had the aura and mood that was apt for the character of the security guard.”
Shubhadinam is produced by Neyyar Films and its script is written by VS Arun Kumar.
Talking about how the project took off, Shivaram says, “Arun came up with the story after the first Covid-19 lockdown and he took around three weeks to finish writing the script. I have known him for the past 15 years; we’ve worked together on short films. And through all these years, we had discussed doing a feature film together but it did not work out. I am glad that we finally got to collaborate on Shubhadinam. The film’s project designer and chief associate director, Nazim Rani, who also worked with me in my previous film Thimiram, was instrumental in getting Shubhadinam to materialise.”
The team finished filming in Thiruvananthapuram in October last year. Shubhadinam has been shot by cinematographer Sunil Prem. While Shivaram is handling the edits, the film’s music is composed by Arjun Rajkumar. “We are currently in the final leg of post-production. DI (Digitization) works are going on. We are hoping to wrap up soon and will then decide upon a release date,” says the director.
Shivaram, who is also a writer and editor, made his directorial debut with Matchbox, starring Roshan Mathew, in 2017. In 2021, he made his second film, Thimiram, which revolves around a 70-year-old man dealing with cataract.