Tovino Thomas, who is basking in the success of his latest, Godha, will next be seen as a policeman. The actor will play a cop, who is under suspension, in the movie tentatively titled Tharangam, directed by newbie Arun Dominic.
“The movie is basically a comedy, but it follows a crime and its consequences. Tovino inadvertendly becomes a part of it. Though Tovino plays a cop, you won’t see him in a police uniform,” says Arun, who adds that all characters are realistic. “Tovino plays a common man, someone with shades of grey. He is a selfish guy and, hence, very relatable,” says Arun.
The director adds that there is no suspense element. “Though a crime is a significant part of the story, this isn’t a thriller. There is no suspense element. There are a few plot twists and that’s all,” he added. Arun says his movie bears some resemblance to the Priyadarshan movies of yester-years. “It has the flavour of a Priyadarshan movie, because it is a full-on entertainment.
The humour is mostly situational and never verbal,” adds Arun. Though rumours are rife that the film has been titled Tharangam, the director says they are yet to decide on it.
“Tharangam is one of the titles that is under consideration. But, since there is already a movie with that name, we need a no-objection certificate from the movie’s producer or his immediate relatives. We are waiting for that,” he adds.
Debutante Santhi plays the lead. “There is a romantic track and we wanted a new face opposite Tovino. Santhi is a London-based theatre artist and we thought she would fit the role,” he adds.
The movie is likely to hit the screens this Onam. “There is a lot of post-production work, including CGI and sound designing. It might take some time,” says Arun.