Anoop Menon, the actor-writer is all set to romance 'wink' girl Priya Prakash Varrier in the upcoming romantic comedy Nalpathukaarante Irupathiyonnukaari. The movie, which revolves around the story of an odd couple, is expected to go on floors very soon. Reportedly, the VK Prakash directorial is being made as a direct OTT film.
The sources close to the project suggest that the makers are planning to release Nalpathukaarante Irupathiyonnukaari directly on an OTT platform, as the theater reopening might not happen anytime soon. If the reports are to be believed, the team is already in talks with some of the most popular OTT platforms in the country, but a final decision is yet to be made.
In that case, Nalpathukaarante Irupathiyonnukaari will emerge as one of the first few Malayalam films to be exclusively made for the OTT platforms. The team members of the VK Prakash directorial are expected to make an official announcement on the same, once they strike a deal with an OTT platform.
Nalpathukaarante Irupathiyonnukaari will mark Anoop Menon's third collaboration with the renowned filmmaker VK Prakash, after the success of Beautiful and Trivandrum Lodge. The movie revolves around Thampi, a 40-year-old man who leads a carefree life, and Zara, a 21-year-old girl with a mysterious past who enters his life.
Priya Prakash Varrier appears in the role of Zara, thus making a comeback to the Malayalam cinema after a short gap. Anoop Menon essays the role of Thampi. The actor-writer has also penned the story, screenplay, and dialogues for the movie, which will have senior actor Nandu and Pathinettam Padi fame Ambi Ninasam in the pivotal roles. Nalpathukaarante Irupathiyonnukaari will be widely shot at the various locations of Chikmagalur, Karnataka.