When the first look of the Malayalam film Marconi Mathai was released, it featured both Jayaram as well as Vijay Sethupathi, who is making his debut in the Malayalam film industry. From the poster, it was evident that Vijay has an important role in the film. And now, the teaser is out which gives the impression that it is a complete entertainer and a laugh riot.
The teaser shows several people listening intently to the radio announcement of a man coming to Kerala for a special reason – to tell a love story. And then you see a crowd and many cameras rushing towards a car from which Vijay Sethupathi alights. At a radio station, he then has a phone conversation with Mathai, the title character, played by Jayaram.
Vijay Sethupathi had confirmed in an earlier interview that he plays himself in the film. In an interview to the New Indian Express, Vijay said, “I'm playing myself in Marconi Mathai, and I'm getting the same amount of love on set that Mathai gives everyone. I'm enjoying this experience.”
In Marconi Mathai, directed by Sanil Kalathil, Jayaram is playing an ex-army man working as a security guard in a bank. Reports are that radio plays a pivotal character in the film and Marconi stands for its inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
The technical crew of Marconi Mathai includes Sajan Kalathil as the cinematographer, M Jayachandran as the music composer and Shameer Muhammed as the editor. The film is bankrolled under the banner Satyam Audios.
The shooting of the film happened in various locations in Chennai, Goa, Ernakulam and Changanacherry. Mathai Marconi is a bilingual that will be made in Tamil and Malayalam given the popularity of its lead stars Jayaram and Vijay Sethupathi in the Malayalam and Tamil film industries.
The film has been scheduled for a July 11 release.
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