Actor Dulquer Salmaan recently launched the trailer of Malayalam film Eeda, directed by B Ajith Kumar. The filmmaker, who worked as the editor for Dulquer's highly acclaimed film Kammattipaadam, is making his debut with Eeda.
The film stars Nimisha Sajayan, who made a stunning debut with Dileesh Pothan's Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum earlier this year, and Shane Nigam.
The trailer suggests that the lead pair fall in love and face opposition from family and society. Interestingly, Shane Nigam came into prominence with Kismath, a film on interfaith love. The actor is the late comedian Abi's son and had also played a role in Kammattipaadam. He was also a pivotal character in Parava, a runaway hit about pigeon racing, which saw Dulquer Salmaan playing an extended cameo.
Nimisha took Mollywood by storm with her portrayal of Sreeja in Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum. The plot revolves around a thief (Fahadh Faasil) who steals and swallows her thaali chain. Nimisha impressed audiences and critics alike with her ability to emote and hold her own in scenes with accomplished actors like Fahadh and Suraj Venjaramoodu.
According to reports, Eeda is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which is about star-crossed lovers from two warring families. Romeo and Juliet has been adapted all over the world and has been a popular storyline in Indian films, too.
The teaser of the film, which was released a few weeks ago, has met with a good response and expectations from the first-time director are quite high. B Ajith Kumar, a National Award winning editor, has been part of several highly acclaimed films and this has made cinema fans more eager to see what he will bring to the table. 2017 saw some impressive directorial debuts in Malayalam cinema, including Mahesh Narayan (Take Off), Althaf Salim (Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela) and Soubin Shahir (Parava).