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!
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.