The shooting of Vellathooval, directed by veteran I.V.
Sasi, has begun at the locations of Munnar, Thodupuzha, Vagaman and
Kochi. Scriptwriter John Paul and director I.V. Sasi are teaming up
after a long time with this film which has Ranjith Menon (Goal
fame) and Nithya in the lead roles.
Also in the cast are Lalu Alex, Jagathy, Ganeesh, Revathy, Seema
and Swetha Menon. To be produced by C.M. Raji under the banner of
Anugraha Films, Vellathooval is presented by V.B.K. Menon.
Ananda Kuttan wields the camera. Girish Puthenchery-Johnson team
deals with the music. Editing is by P.C. Mohanan.
Starting his film career as an art director, I.V. Sasi debuted
as director with Ulsavam (1975) and shot to fame after
Avalude Ravukal (1978), which is considered as a classic
in modern Malayalam cinema. Later dubbed into many other Indian
languages including Hindi, Avalude Ravukal was the first
film in Malayalam to be rated as "Adults only" even though it was a
famous films include Itha Oru Manushyan (1978), Njan
Njan Mathram (1978), Anubhavangale Nandhi (1979),
Karimbana (1980), Orikkal Koodi (1981),
Adiyozhukkukal (1984), Avanazhi (1986),
Adimakal Udamakal (1987), Nalkavala (1987),
Aksharathettu (1989), Mrigaya (1989),
Inspector Balram (1991), Devasuram (1993) and
Varnapakittu (1997). His last film was Balram vs.
Tharadas (2006), a big budget film, starring superstar
Mammootty and Bollywood sensation Katrina Kaif in the lead. I.V.
Sasi holds the record for having directed the most movies in
Malayalam (nearly 150).