Johny Johny Yes Appa is a family entertainer: Director G Marthandan
The film stars Kunchacko Boban, Anu Sithara, Mamta Mohandas, Vijayaraghavan, Geetha, Sharaf U Dheen and Tini Tom
It's been a busy and productive year for actor Kunchacko Boban as announcements of new projects keep coming one after the other. He started the year with Diwanjimoola Grand Prix which was followed by Shikkari Shambu, Kuttanadan Marpappa, and recently, Panchavarna Thatha. The last three enjoyed a good run at the box office.
Now two of his finished projects, Soumya Sadandan's Mangalyam Thanthunanena and G Marthandan's Johny Johny Yes Appa, are awaiting release. The release of the former has been confirmed for September 20, while the latter is expected to come out sometime in October.
Johny Johny... is G Marthandan's follow-up to 2017's Pavada starring Prithviraj. Apart from Boban, the film also stars Anu Sithara, Mamta Mohandas, Vijayaraghavan, Geetha, Sharaf U Dheen and Tini Tom in important roles. According to G Marthandan, the film is a "fun-filled, humorous entertainer" suitable for both kids and grown-ups alike. "The film is about family and brotherhood: Tini Tom plays the eldest of three brothers; Boban is the middle one; and Sharaf U Dheen the youngest."
Boban's character is close to his real-life persona, reveals Marthandan. "Johny is a role that's tailor-made for him. The loveable hero. I'm happy to say that his character has turned out really well."
Marthandan adds that Sharaf will be seen in a playful character after a long time. "His character is up to some mischief all the time. We have seen someone like that in almost every family. This is a character that kids especially will be very fond of. Kalabhavan Shajon has also done a fun role."
"Vijayaraghavan and Geetha play the brothers' parents. The characters of Anu Sithara and Mamta Mohandas are being kept under wraps at the moment," says Marthandan. "We don't want to reveal anything about them yet. All I can say right now is that their characters are interesting (laughs)."
Mamta worked with Boban seven years ago in director Kuku Surendran's Race. Anu recently shared screen space with him in Ranjith Shankar's Ramante Edanthottam, which saw a breakout performance form her.
Johny Johny... is written by Joji Thomas, who also penned the 2014 Biju Menon-starrer Vellimoonga. Shaan Rahman has composed the music for the Vaishakh Rajan-produced film that has Su..Su...Sudhi Vathmeekam-fame Vinod Illampally as its cinematographer.