Debutant Santhosh, who assisted director Anish Varma in making the latest Sureshgopi starrer Kavyam, will independently direct Nizhalukal, which also marks the debuts of its cameraman Sasi Ramakrishnan, music director Prasad Njeruvisseri and producer. Director Santhosh was working in ad films for the last six years and Sasi Ramakrishnan was an assistant cameraman with internationally-acclaimed director Santosh Sivan.
Nizhalukal revolves around Nanda Kumar, son of Prabhakaran Master, who is one of the most respected persons in Veloorkara village. Nanda Kumar is in love with his neighbour Malavika. During the course of time, Nanda Kumar gets admission in a city college and goes there. While Nanda Kumar's city life proceeds through the interesting instances of unlimited freedom in his college and hostel, Julia, a notorious glamour doll in his college, falls in love with him and dates him, making a dramatic twist in the story.
Nanda Kumar returns home. After some time, he comes to know that a few girls in his college (including Julia) have been booked by the police for having alleged connections with a drug mafia in the city. Meanwhile, one of the girls arrested by the police dies of AIDS. The rest of the story develops around Nanda Kumar's anxieties and mental agonies from the fear of being infected with HIV.
Jagan dons the role of Nanda Kumar; Sarayu as Malavika and Saarika plays Julia. Other cast members include Saikumar, Kunjan, Kolapulli Leela and Ambika Mohan. More details about the movie are awaited.