Spring, the upcoming Malayalam film starring Adil Ibrahim and Aradhya Ann, will be a romantic film revolving around the relationship between a husband and wife played by the two actors, says director Sreelal Narayanan.
In conversation with Silverscreen India, the debutant filmmaker, who has also written the film’s script, adds, “The story will reflect on the male protagonist’s love life before marriage as well. And the film will have some drama and thriller elements in the second half.”
Actor Adil, who is also an RJ, TV host, and model, is known for his performance in films like Persiakaran, Nirnnayakam, Nine, and Lucifer. Aradhya previously played the lead role in Tsunami. Besides them, the film also features actors like Balaji Sarma, Bitto Davis, Poojitha Menon and Arundhathi, among several others.
Spring is produced by NM Badusha under the Badusha Productions banner with Sunilgi Prakasan serving as the executive producer.
The film’s technical crew includes cinematographer Sinoj Ayyappan, music composer Aloshya Peter, editor Jovin John, and art director Diljith M Das.
Director Sreelal is a person with a disability. He runs an advertisement company called Lime Tea and has made several ad films. He has been in the field for six years. Speaking about his interest in art and cinema, Sreelal says, “I have been part of drama and theatre during my college days and I also had an inclination towards writing. The field is challenging to make a mark in. But I did not let my physical disability be an issue. In fact, I am not bothered about my disability. I believe if there is a will and determination, we all will be able to achieve our dreams and goals.”
He adds that filmmakers Prathap and Pappan, actor Salim Kumar, and producer Badusha encouraged and supported him during various phases of his career.
Previously, Sreelal was working on a big canvas film. However, as a newcomer, he had some difficulties executing it at that time.
“Then, when Covid-19 hit the country, I decided to work on a comparatively smaller subject that could be shot during the pandemic period. That’s how Spring happened. After writing the first draft, I got an opportunity to narrate the story to Badusha for 10 minutes. He liked the subject and agreed to produce it.”
The film went on floors on Saturday in Idukki, Kerala.
“We are currently shooting at Poopara in the Idukki district and will shoot for over ten days in this location. The remaining portions will be shot in Ernakulam. We hope to finish filming by September end and begin post-production after that. If everything goes according to plan, we will be able to finish the film completely by the end of November,” says the director.