Mohanlal has been successful in all his double role movies. Shajoon Kariyal is directing this new movie. The story of the movie revolves around a man called Raveendran Nair, who runs a movie house called Kamala Talkies in a rural area called Ramanthuruthu. Mohanlal will be seen in this role and also as his father Lalettan, who started this talkie that once used to be the only sole centre of attraction of the village.
In Kerala, it is very common to see theatres being closed down and converted to marriage halls. As many of the theatres fail to attract good number of audiences, there is report of almost hundred theatres in and around Kerala getting closed down in the last ten years. They were either made shopping complexes or conventional halls.
Talkies, starring Mohanlal will be dealing with various problems faced by theatre owners. It will show the problems of releasing a movie and the problems related to distribution rights in Mollywood.