Jayaram is set to lure the viewers of Kerala once again through a complete family entertainer. The movie titled ‘Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu’, unspools the familial ties and warmth of an aristocratic Muslim family in Malabar. Asif Ali dons a significant character in the outing penned by Udaykrishna - Sibi K Thomas team and directed by debutant Benny Thomas.
The outing taken against the rustic backdrop of Malabar will be an out-and-out thrill-ride pepped with comedy and suspense, says Benny. Benny who was the associate director of Major Ravi and Sandhyamohan says, “The movie delves deep into the life of Muslim community. Through the story of a big joint family, the film addresses the joys, sorrows and festive fervour of the community.” Benny adds that since it is a filmy version, the language will not be overtly colloquial and the film will cater to the interest of all sections of society.
Jayaram dons the role of Dr Madhavankutti in the movie. “Madhavankutti has made a mark as an expert ayurvedic physician who can diagnose a disease just by touching a patient,” explains the director. One of the highlights of the movie is the combination scenes of Jayaram-Asif duo. Though the actors have appeared in Sathyan Anthikad movie ‘Katha Thudarunnu’, this is the first movie in which they have combination scenes.
Asif belongs to the ancestral Parankiyath family. The youngster is the grandson of the haughty Soya Sahib played by Madhu. The sprawling old house also has a slew of other members. Siddique plays the role of Kasim Bhai, the son of Sahib. Kaniha and Meera Nandan don the role of the lead ladies of Jayaram and Asif respectively.
“The highlight of the movie is its strong storyline and the characters. They travel through an emotional roller coaster ride. The story evolves through the characters,” says the director. Saikumar, Kalabhavan Shajon, Baburaj and Sadik are other actors in the film.
Though the entire tale happens in Malabar region, the shooting of the film is progressing at Ottapalam in Palakkad. Varikkassery Mana is a major location. “For a change, the location which has always been shot as a traditional Hindu home in movies, will be shown as the Parankiyath House,” says the director.
Music is another highlight of the movie. Afsal Yousuf has composed the music for three songs penned by Rafeeq Ahammed. Cinematography is by Ajayan Vincent.
‘Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu’ that gears for a November release is produced by Haneef Muhammed under the banner of Red Rose Creations.