"The Outsider!" Amal Neerad posted on his Facebook on Wednesday noon, announcing his new movie, Varathan, in Malayalam - The Outsider in English. The film has Fahadh Faasil in the lead. Amal, who is directing the film, has put out its first look poster, a visual of Fahadh wearing goggles, and four or five little figures in the background holding their lit torches.
Aishwarya Lekshmi, coming straight out of her much-appreciated performance in Mayaanadhi, plays the female lead in the film. Best of all, the poster says, Nazriya Nazim presents Varathan. Nazriya too has been in the news for coming back to act in the Anjali Menon film Koode after a gap of four years, following her marriage to Fahadh. Amal will be producing the film with Nazriya. It'd be a joy to the fans that both Fahadh and Nazriya movies are coming out one after the other.
Expected to be a thriller, the Fahadh film will release this Onam. He was last seen in Venu's Carbon, in which he played a man out to make some quick money and going through some out of the world experiences in a trip through the woods. Known for his ease in handling versatile characters, Fahadh is trusted with all sorts of roles, sometimes with negative shades. In Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, a critically acclaimed film that came out last year, Fahadh had played a low level thief, with a strangely strong disposition.
Little Swayamp, who is slowly making a name for himself after his exceptional work for Parava, is doing the cinematography. Sushin Syam is composing the music. Amal's previously announced Mammootty movie Bilal is also expected to release this year, which he is again directing and producing. It's more than 10 years since he last worked with Mammootty in Big B, Amal's first directorial, which had at the time created waves for its peculiar style of cinematography.