Nithya Menen and Shine Tom Chacko are pairing up for a crime thriller that will be directed by Ajay Devaloka.
All three artistes are highly recognised in the film industry. While Nithya Menen has a reputation of being able to pull off any role with ease, Shine Tom Chacko has carved a niche for himself through his many films, including the latest portrayal of a policeman in the Mammootty starrer Unda. As for director Ajay Devaloka, his film Who was selected for screening at the Cannes film festival last year.
On the new film with Nithya Menen and Shine Tom Chacko, Ajay said to the Times of India, â€śIt is an end-to-end crime thriller inspired from a true incident. It is going to be a haunting movie which will also make viewers shed tears.â€ť He added, â€śWhen I first heard about the incident, I was really hooked by it and I spoke to Shine Tom Chacko. He was equally excited and said that we should work on the script. Thatâ€™s how it all began.â€ť
On Nithya Menenâ€™s role, all he said was that it will be a â€śstrong and powerfulâ€ť character and Shine will be seen as a cop, he added.
The film, which has not been titled yet, is written jointly by Mohammed Jishad and Shabna Mohammed. The shooting of this film will begin in September and the groundwork for it is on. Plans are on to complete the entire shooting in Kozhikode.
Nithya Menenâ€™s last film release was the supernatural thriller Pranaa, which won her a lot of praise. Directed by VK Prakash, Pranaa was produced by Suresh Raj, Praveen S Kumar and Anita Raj, Nithya is the sole actor in the film, playing a writer who goes to live in a haunted house to prove there is no ghost in it. It was her comeback film in Malayalam, three years after 100 Days of Love.
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