Red Chillies, superstar Mohanlal's first release of 2009, directed by Shaji Kailas and scripted by A.K Sajan, will hit theatres on Valentine's day (February 14), the distributors Vaishaka and producers Rajaputhra Movies have confirmed. The film was supposed to be released in Christmas 2008, but was postponed due to a delay in the post-production work.
Red Chillies is a murder mystery revolving around a gang of nine Radio Jockeys working with FM 919.1. Mohanlal's plays 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; he always communicates through e-mails with 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!
Interestingly, Malayalam playback singer Ranjini Jose is making her first appearance on the silver screen with this film. She plays 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, Maniyan Pillai Raju and Sreekumar. Music is by Vinu Abraham and camera by Shaji.