Actor-producer Lal of director duo Siddique-Lal debuts as an independent director with his upcoming To Harihar Nagar (Malayalam), a sequel to yesteryear blockbuster In Harihar Nagar (1990). According to sources, To Harihar Nagar, which started rolling in Kochi last month, is almost complete and is getting ready for release on March 26, 2009.
Produced by Lal Creations and PNV Associates, To Harihar Nagar will be an out-and-out comedy entertainer, depicting the story of four intimate friends Mahadevan (Mukesh), Govindan Kutty (Siddique), Appukuttan (Jagadeesh), and Thomas Kutty (Asokan) who all live in different places after their marriages. Coincidentally, they all are back in Harihar Nagar after some years.
The plot picks up when heroine Lakshmi Rai comes to stay in Harihar Nagar. The film revolves around the never-abandoned mischievous behaviour of the four heroes even after marriage. Rohini dons the role of an engineer (Mukesh's wife), Lena plays a financial adviser in Dubai (Siddique's wife), Fabi plays a doctor (Jagadeesh's wife) and Rakhi plays a housewife (Asokan's wife).
"Though they have become older, their basic instincts and characters remain the same. In the sequel, the four-member gang runs into trouble when they try to woo their beautiful neighbour," said director Lal, who also handles the script. Cinematography is by Venu and music by Alex Paul. To Harihar Nagar is expected to be a huge money-spinner in 2009.