Malayalis have laughed their hearts out watching many a slapstick comedy essayed with ease by Dileep and Mammootty in films such as CID Moosa, Kochi Rajavu, Thuruppu Gulan and Thappana, helmed by none other than Johny Antony. His latest outing Bhaiya Bhaiya, is no different. It offers a double treat for the audience. The much adored comic duo Kunchako Boban-Biju Menon pair will be seen in lead roles in it. Ask the director if the movie would be a complete laugh riot, he says, “It will be a entertainer-cum-family oriented movie with a good storyline. The humour elements are more embedded in verbal and situational comedy.”
Before one could glean that the film is about brotherhood of the two actors from the title Bhaiya Bhaiya, Johny says, “Though they are not blood relations, they grow together as siblings do and share a warm and brotherly love with each other but are more like friends.”
Bhaiya Bhaiya revolves around a Bengali migrant labourer Baburam Chatterjee donned by Biju Menon who grows up as the adopted son of Chacko contractor. Babumon, portrayed by Kunchako Boban, is Chacko’s own son. “Chacko contractor brings Baburam into his family in Kerala when he is 10 years of age. The film doesn’t deal with serious issues of the migrant labourers but is a light-hearted take on what happens in any common man’s life,” says the eight-film old director.
Biju Menon appears as the Bengali born migrant worker while Kunchacko appears as an agent who recruits workers and Innocent dons the role of Chacko contractor.
Bhaiya Bhaiya will see Telugu actor Nisha Agarwal, sister of Kajal Agarwal debuting in Mollywood. She is paired opposite Kunchako Boban and essays the role of Angel, a fun-loving girl. She is the daughter of a former minister. Vinutha Lal of Parankimala fame will be essaying the role of a construction site worker from Tamil Nadu. She is the lead lady of Biju Menon in the film.
Bhaiya Bhaiya, shot at Kolkata, Theni and Kottayam, is set against the backdrop of migrant labourers. “The film will also see Salim Kumar and Suraj Venjaramoodu reprising in comic roles after their national award win,” says Johny.
Vijayaraghavan, Shammi Thilakan, Jacob Gregory, Tesni Khan and Ambika Mohan will also be seen in the prominent roles in the film.
The script is by Benny P Nayarambalam, Vinod Illampally cranks the camera and editing is by Ranjan Abraham. The film has three songs composed by Vidyasagar. Bhaiya Bhaiya produced by Laisamma Pottoore under the banner of Nobel Andre productions will hit screens this Friday.