Malayalam superstar Mohanlal"s Christmas release Red Chillies (directed by Shaji Kailas), has been postponed to January due to a delay in the post-production works, producer Ranjith said. According to reports, Red Chillies will be the Mohanlal's first release in 2009. Interestingly, this is the first time in the last five years that Mohanlal does not have a release during Christmas.
Produced under the banner of Rajaputhra Movies (which made Chinthamani Kola Case with Sureshgopi), Red Chillies is a murder mystery revolving around a gang of nine Radio Jockeys working with FM 919.1. Mohanlal's character is named Omar, an NRI businessman settled in the Gulf and running this radio station in Kerala. Omar is an impeccable personality with multi-lingual talents; he can speak English, Arabic and Malayalam fluently. All his female staff are madly in love with him and he always communicates through e-mails to his female jockeys. On a New Year eve, he promises that he will reveal his love for one of them. But in a terrible twist in the plot, they are murdered one by one!
In this film is scripted by A.K. Sajan, Malayalam playback singer Ranjini Jose is making her first appearance on the silver screen. Playing the main character Isabella, one of the nine Radio Jockeys, she has also rendered songs for her character. Also in the cast are Vijaya Raghavan, Thilakan, Jagadeesh, Manian Pillai Raju and Sreekumar. Music is by Vinu Abraham and camera by Shaji.