Fahadh Faasil will romance popular
television anchor Sana Althaf, in the upcoming movie Mariyam
Mukku. The movie will mark the directorial debut of
scenarist James Albert, who penned the blockbuster
movie Classmates. Fahadh Faasil will play Felix, a
fisherman in the movie. Sana Althaf will play Salomi, the love
interest of Felix.
Earlier, Mumbai Police fame Hima
Devis was roped in to play Salomi; but the actress backed off from
the project due to unknown reasons and Sana replaced her as the
female lead. Sana Althaf made her acting debut with Lal Jose
directed Vikramadithyan, in which she played Dulquer
Mariyam Mukku reportedly revolves
around an imaginary village called Mariyam Mukku and the people of
the village, who believe that they are of Portuguese origin. Tamil
actor-director Thyagarajan will play the foster father of
Felix, played by Fahadh Faasil; while Nedumudi
Venu will essay the father of Salomi. All the actors will be
using the coastal region dialect in the movie.
Actor-director Samuthirakani and Aju Varghese will essay the other
pivotal roles in the movie. Gireesh handles the cinematography and
Vidyasagar composes the music for the movie. Mariyam Mukku
will be distributed by LJ films, of director Lal Jose.