The shooting of the Malayalam film Virus has come to an end. According to the team, the shooting was wrapped up in 52 days and the film will now go into the post production mode. Virus is a film based on the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala that created a big panic and killed many people.
Virus, directed by Aashiq Abu, has an impressive star cast including Tovino, Asif Ali, Kunchacko Boban, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Rahman, Indrans, Remya Nambeesan, Madonna Sebastian, Sharafudheen, Sreenath Bhasi, Revathy, Joju George, Senthil Krishna, Basil Joseph, Sudeesh and Vettukili Prakash. While the cast is already impressive, the director has roped in Fahadh Faasil to play a cameo in it.
The scripting for Virus is done by Mushin Parari, Suhas and Sharfu. National Award winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi will be cranking the camera for this venture with Sushin Shyam composing the tunes and editor Saiju Sreedharan taking charge at the editing table.
Sources in the know say that Revathy will be seen as Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja, Rima Kallingal as Lini Puthussery, the nurse who was affected by the virus and passed away while treating the patients and Tovino Thomas as the Kozhikode collector UV Jose.
Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal are bankrolling the film under the banner OPM. With the shooting wrapped up, Virus is most likely to hit the marquee in April this year. There is also a possibility of the film being a Vishu release, however, an official confirmation is awaited.
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