Veteran Malayalam actress Kaviyoor Ponnamma, well-known for acting as mother to most Malayalam actors, will produce a film titled Megha Theertham, based on a short story 'Amma' written by Unni Krishnan and published 10 years ago.
Unni Krishnan narrated the story to Kaviyoor Ponnamma recently and she immediately got interested in producing the film. Megha Theertham will be a musical extravaganza, evolving around the life of Gayathri, a violinist who sacrificed her whole life for music.
Kaviyoor Ponnamma, who won the Kerala State Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1994 for various roles, will enact the central role as Gayathri in the film, to be directed by Unni Krishnan, who has directed a number of serials and commercials. Megha Theertham will be his debut venture as a film director.
Actress Padmapriya, Lakshmi and Tamil actor Prabhu will don meaty roles in the film which also has Jagathi Sreekumar, Captain Raju, Mani Kuttan and Dakshina Moorthi, Bhama and Muktha in other roles.
There are six songs in this film. Music director Sarath will set the music for lyrics written by Gireesh Puthencherry. The singers are Yesudas, Sreenivasan, Hari Haran, K.S. Chitra and Sujatha. The movie will be shot at Palghat, Kozhikode and Thanjavoor.