Unni Mukundan's next Meppadiyan goes on floors
The film is said to be based on actual events and is touted as a family entertainer different from Unni's previous outings
Unni Mukundan, who is turning producer (Unni Mukundan Films) with his upcoming acting venture, Meppadiyan, has kickstarted the production of the film today on the occasion of Vijayadashami.
The team was supposed to shoot before the pandemic began, but had to push the plan to a later date. Writer-director Vishnu Mohan said they would be filming under a controlled environment with all Covid-19 safety measures in place.
Meppadiyan is said to be based on actual events and is touted as a family entertainer different from Unni's previous outings. The actor, who plays a garage owner named Jayakrishnan, is joined by Saiju Kurup, Indrans, Aju Varghese, Vijay Babu, Anju Kurian, Nisha Sarang, and others.
The shoot is planned in 48 locations across Erattupetta and Pala. Shameer Muhammad will edit the footage shot by Neil D’Cunha, while Rahul Subramanian is handling the music.
The makers of Meppadiyan are aiming for a theatrical release.