Director Dileesh Pothan and actor Fahadh Faasil have worked together in Maheshinte Prathikaaram and Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum and are now all set to team up again. But this time, they will get together to produce a film.
Madhu C Narayanan will be wielding the megaphone for this project and it will be scripted by Syam Pushkaran. The director is an erstwhile associate of Dileesh Pothan and has worked with him earlier. Titled as Kumbalangi Nights, the film will have Shane Nigam playing the lead role.
Incidentally, Syam Pushkaran is the associate producer of this film. Touted to release for summer next year, the film is fast progressing. Shane Nigam, son of actor Abi, who passed away recently, has a couple of films in his kitty including Eeda, Oolu and Pynkili which are in various stages of production.
While Eeda has reached the post production mode, he is currently busy with the shooting of Oolu and Pynkili is in the pre-production stage. Shame Nigam will be joining the sets of Kumbalangi Nights soon after he is done with the current assignments.
Dileesh Pothan, who began his career as an actor with the 2011 release Salt N Pepper, first directed the movie Maheshinte Prathikaaram, which had Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. The movie was a big success and it won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, and NETPAC Best Malayalam Film, 22 International Film Festival of Kerala.
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, which released this year also fetched positive reviews from critics. Incidentally, both these films starred Fahadh Faasil as hero and the director and actor are now teaming as producers to bankroll the Shane Nigam starrer.