There was also Ee Parakkum Thalika featuring Dileep, which also had a similar storyline about a bus owner and a bus in ruin. Both of the films were super successes for their lead stars. Jayaram is now getting ready to play the role of a private bus owner. His character in the new film Kudumbashree Travels will be that of a bus owner. It is in its final stages of pre production. The movie will be directed by debutant director Kiran.
In the meantime, Jayaram's latest movie Makeup Man, which is directed by Shafi, is getting ready on the sets at Ernakulam.
Sathyan Anthikkad's Varavelppu was one of the most sardonic movies to have ever been made in Mollywood and it narrated the fate of NRI's who decide to start any fresh endeavor in the state. The movie is still named and discussed every time a discussion on NRI endeavors comes up. In the film, Mohanlal, was thrown into mayhem, after he announced his decision to buy a route bus and run it in his village lanes.