Ace director Sathyan Anthikkad's new untitled film, starring Jayaram and popular Tamil actress Kanihaa (also spelt Kanika), will start rolling from February 1 in Allapuzha. Produced by M.M. Hamza under the banner of Kala Sangham, the film is about a Christian family residing in Kuttanad area. Also in the cast are Mamukoya, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu, K.P.A.C. Lalitha and others. Maestro Ilayaraja will set tunes for the movie which will be released on on May 1st.
The Sathyan-Jayaram team has delivered several hits like Ponmuttayidunna Thaaraavu, Mazhavilkkaavady, Thalayanamanthram, Sandhesham, Thoovalkottaram, Irattakuttikalude Achan, Veendum Chila Veettu Kaaryangal, Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal and Yathrakkarude Sradhakku. Jayaram is said to be the actor best suited for Sathyan"s films which are based on simple and neat family stories sprinkled with emotions and humour.
Kanihaa, who debuted in Tamil cinema with Five Star (2002) and made her entry into Malayalam in 2006 with the campus flick Ennittum, is currently shooting in Mollywood's much-anticipated historical magnum opus Pazhassi Raja, directed by Hariharan starring superstar Mammootty in the lead, in which she plays a queen named Kaitheri Makkom. Pazhassi Raja is expected to grace theatres in April.