A few days ago, there was an announcement that Tovino Thomas has inked a deal to play the lead role in Theevandi which will be bankrolled by the prestigious production house August Cinemas.
Well, the latest news about the project is that the female lead has been finalized. Chandini Sreedharan has been signed to play Tovino‚Äôs heroine in Theevandi. She made her acting debut with the Tamil film Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu in 2013 and her Telugu debut was with Chakkiligintha the next year.
She played dual roles in the Unni Mukundan starrer KL 10 Patthu and was also seen sharing screen space with Dulquer Salmaan in Comrade In America (CIA) though it was a small role.
In Theevandi, Tovino Thomas plays a lethargic youth called Bineesh while Chandini will be seen as a government employee, according to sources.
Director Fellini, has been quoted by the Times of India as saying Tovino's character is extremely rustic in Theevandi.
"He is very lazy to even comb his hair and just lives by, sans any plans," he says.
Saiju Kurup, Surabhi Lakshmi and Suraj Venjaramoodu will be playing pivotal roles in this flick. The film is set in Payyoli, we hear from sources. Making his directorial debut with Theevandi will be Fellini TP with Vini Viswalal working on the script.
Touted to be a political satire, Theevandi will go on the floors on November 15th, confirmed its lead star through a social networking site. Upbeat about this project, Tovino is raring to get to the sets, we hear. While expectations on Theevandi are high, the star who awaits the release of Aashiq Abu's Mayanadi, has a number of films in his kitty including the bilingual Abi & Anu / Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum. He has also inked a deal to star in Aami recently as Prithviraj had walked out of the project citing date issues.
Some of his other projects are Maradona, Luka, Oru Bhayangara Kamukan and Chengazhi Nambiar.