Aami, the Malayalam biopic on prolific writer Kamala Suraiyya aka Madahvi Kutty, is to hit the marquee for Christmas this year.
A major part of the shooting has been completed and the team will be going ahead with one more schedule next month. Actor Manju Warrier plays the main role in the film. The star cast includes Murali Gopy, Anoop Menon and Sreeja Das. Prithiviraj Sukumaran will be seen making a cameo appearance in the film.
The shooting of this biopic commenced on March 24th 2017 at the Kamala Suraiyya Memorial in Punnayurkulam, Thrissur and progressed in various locations including Ottapalam, Mumbai, Kolkata and Ernakulam.
Written and directed by Kamal, the film has been bankrolled by Raphael P. Thomas and Roban Rocha under the banner Reel & Real Cinema.
Director Kamal and Manju are collaborating for the third time with this flick. The music and BGM for Aami are composed by M. Jayachandran. Further, the two Hindi songs in the album have been composed by Taufiq Qureshi while the lyrics have been penned by Gulzar. Lyrics for the songs in Malayalam have been penned by Rafeeq Ahamed.
A lot of research had gone into this project with the director taking nearly three years to come up with the complete script. Reports say that every aspect of the prolific writer Kamala Suraiyya aka Madhavi Kutty will be dealt with in the biopic, giving the viewers a complete picture of the controversies she had to face in her lifetime.
It may be mentioned here that Bollywood actor Vidya Balan was the first choice to play the role but she couldnâ€™t do the project for various reasons.