It’s a film that is generating a buzz from the get go, particularly with the title Lalitham Sundaram launched by superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal recently. And why not? It’s a Manju Warrier-starrer directed by her brother, Madhu Wariar.
“It’s a simple, feel-good family entertainer,” said the debut director, adding that the film is set over five days of the Christmas season. The film will be shot in Kochi, Peermade, Bengaluru and Mumbai.
Manju Warrier plays a successful entrepreneur, while Biju Menon runs an event management company. It is not revealed whether they play a couple. The film, scripted by Pramod Mohan with music by Bijibal, also features Dileesh Pothen, Saiju Kurup, Zarina Wahab who is returning to Malayalam after over two years and Deepti Sati. The shoot is scheduled to start in mid-February.
“I have always wanted to direct. It’s just that things have only fallen into place now. I’ve been doing the background work on this film for nearly 3.5 years. I’m really excited and confident about starting work on the film. I have a good team and the artistes are like family, so I feel we will have a happy mood on the sets,” says Madhu, who has assited Deepu Karunakaran in Crazy Gopalan. Manju Warrier is currently shooting for The Priest, her first film with Mammootty, and Chathur Mukham with Sunny Wayne. She is also in the Mohanlal-Priyardarshan periodical epic Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham.