After a small gap, director Siddhique returns to Malayalam films with his forthcoming Bodyguard with lead lady Nayantara and actor-director-producer-stunt master Thyagarajan (also spelt as Thiagarajan) playing prominent roles in Malayalam after a long time. His last was Sadhu Mirandaa (Tamil) with Prasanna and Kavya Madhavan. Bodyguard has already started shooting at Kottayam, Munnar Vagamon and Muvatupuzha. Dileep is the hero.
Scripted by the director himself, Bodyguard revolves around young Jayakrishnan (Dileep), who has a very strange habit; he adulates any one 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, Jayakrishnan approaches Ashokan with a recommendation from someone he cannot refuse. Hence, Ashokan appoints Jayakrishnan as bodyguard to 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. The release date has been fixed for Easter-Vishu (March 28, 2009).
Cast: Dileep, Nayantara, Thyagarajan, Mithra, Undapakru, Janardhanan, Zeenat, Appahaja, Nandu, Seema G. Nair, Harisree Asokan, Anil Murali, Cochin Haneefa, Balachandran Chullikad and others
Lyrics: Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri