It was earlier reported that Fahadh Faasil and Sai Pallavi had teamed up for a Malayalam movie. Given that the film will mark Sai Pallavi’s third Malayalam film after Premam and Kali, expectations are running very high. The film will see these two actors coming together for the first time. Shot extensively in Ooty, the film wrapped up last month and is scheduled to hit theatres in April 2019. Now, the title of the film has finally been revealed.
Directed by debutant Vivek, the film has been titled Athiran. Thalapathy 63 director Atlee took to Twitter to wish the team all the best.
Reports are that the film is a thriller with its backdrop being a psychiatric hospital in Ooty. Alongside the duo, National Award-winning actors Atul Kulkarni, Prakash Raj, Surabhi and State Award winner Sudev Nair will be seen together on screen for the first time in this film. Renji Panicker, Lena and Shanthi Krishna will also be seen in pivotal roles. It has been scripted by writer PF Mathews, author of Chaavunilam.
Sai Pallavi’s debut Tamil film release was the Dhanush starrer Maari 2, which went on to do well at the box office while Fahadh is currently enjoying the success of his latest release Kumbalangi Nights, directed by Madhu Narayanan. It would indeed be exciting to see what happens when a powerhouse performer like Fahadh and an electrifying dancer like Sai Pallavi, come together. Stay tuned for updates!