The Malayalam film Drama, starring Mohanlal and Asha Sharath as the lead pair went on floors recently. The film is set in the UK and a major portion of it is being shot there.
Scripted and directed by Ranjith, Drama will be a complete family entertainer that delves on the lives of the NRIs living in the UK.
According to sources close to Drama, Mohanlal and Asha Sharath are playing husband and wife in the movie and it is a film that will be rich with family sentiments and emotions. The two have worked together in films such as Drishyam, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Karmayodha and 1971: Beyond Borders. In the critically acclaimed Drishyam, Asha had played the tough senior police officer who is trying to find her teenage son gone missing, and uses brutal methods to do that. Mohanlal had played the family man, the protective dad who uses his special passion for movies to save his family through all the torture they go through at the hands of the police. Asha had back then shared in an interview how tough it was to call a senior actor like Mohanlal 'edo' and 'thaan'.
Drama's cast also includes Arundhathi Nag, Siddique, Niranj, Mythili, Shalin Zoya, Tini Tom and Baiju. We also hear that the cast also includes three directors - Dileesh Pothen, Shyama Prasad and Johny Antony – playing pivotal roles. Vinu Thomas is scoring the music and Azhagappan is cranking the camera for this film.
It is bankrolled by MK Nassar and Maha Subair under the banners Lilypad Motion Pictures and Varnachithra Good Line Productions. The shooting of this film is currently on and sources say that it would be out as an Onam release.
It may be noted here that Mohanlal and Ranjith have a good track record at the box office. They had first teamed up for Ravanaprabhu in 2001 and worked together in films such as Chandrolsavam in 2005, Rock N' Roll in 2007, Spirit in 2012, Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty in 2013 (cameo appearance), and Loham in 2015.