The release of director Siddhique's forthcoming Dileep-starrer Bodyguard (with lead lady Nayantara and actor-director-producer-stunt master Thyagarajan playing prominent roles in Malayalam after a long time) has been postponed due to the shooting being incomplete even after the scheduled 55 days.
Sources say it will take another 25 days to complete the shooting, so the film is likely to be out in May. Earlier, Bodyguard was slated for a Vishu release (March 28, 2009).
Scripted by the director himself, Bodyguard revolves around young Jayakrishnan (Dileep), who has a very strange habit; he adulates anyone with a trace of heroism. Whenever he develops an admiration towards a person, he prefers to move with that person as a sort of bodyguard. He starts admiring Ashokan (Thyagarajan), a former liquor tycoon and leading businessman.
Jayakrishnan wants to be Ashokan's bodyguard, but Ashokan does not need a bodyguard. Later, when Jayakrishnan approaches Ashokan with a recommendation from someone he cannot refuse, Ashokan appoints Jayakrishnan as bodyguard for his daughter, Ammu (Nayantara). Interesting things happen when Jayakrishnan accompanies Ammu to her college. What follows next forms the rest of the plot.
Bodyguard is the first Siddique-directed film starring Dileep. The director says, "Bodyguard is a typical fun movie with lots of emotion and moves like a thriller. The film is being planned as a mass family entertainer like all my earlier films."
Also in the cast are Mithra, Undapakru, Janardhanan, Zeenat, Appahaja, Nandu, Seema G. Nair, Harisree Asokan, Anil Murali, Cochin Haneefa, Balachandran Chullikad and others. The film has five songs tuned by Ousepachan. Lyrics are by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, while Ananthakkuttan deals with cinematography.