Asif Ali's Thattum Vellattam to roll next year
The team was supposed to commence production months ago, but the pandemic forced them to delay for another year
We had reported in January that director Mridul Nair is gearing up to make his second feature, Thattum Vellattam. The team was supposed to commence production months ago, but the pandemic forced them to delay for another year. Now, the shoot is being planned for March-April next year.
The rest of the cast comprises Soubin Shahir, Saiju Kurup, Lal Jr, and Ganapathi.
Mridul had told us earlier that Thattum Vellattam will have an unusual story that revolves around Theyyam. "Thattum vellattam is a special, very ferocious kind of Theyyam, and there exists a myth that anyone who gets the first hit from the performer during the performance will not live to see the next performance. But, there have also been instances where no one died," he said.
Mridul is in the middle of pre-production and looking to build the right technical team for the project. The shoot will take place in locations in North Malabar.