Mollywood’s young and dashing model/actor Tovino Thomas will soon be back with his upcoming Malayalam political thriller movie, Naaradan which is all set to release next month.
Thomas was last seen in Basil Joseph’s directorial 2021 superhero film Minnal Murali, which was released on OTT streaming giant Netflix on December 24, 2021.
Naaradan is the most-anticipated film of Tovino Thomas as he is playing a different and tough “never seen before” role in the movie. Let’s have a look at the points mentioned below.
The trailer of this most-awaited political drama film was released on December 25, 2021, on the occasion of Christmas Day.
This 2-minute long trailer looks very promising and it features Tovino Thomas in a tough and gritty look of a senior journalist and news anchor, Chandraprakash.
Naaradan Release Date & Production
The film was initially slated to be released in April 2021 but got postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, later it was rescheduled for January 27, 2022, but again postponed, due to the rising cases of Omicron variant in India.
Now the makers of the movie have announced the final release date and it is decided that the film will hit the big screen on March 3, 2022.
The announcement for the movie was made in October 2020 and filming commenced on January 25, 2021. The entire shoot was wrapped up on March 12, 2021.
— Silverscreen India (@silverscreenin) February 4, 2022
The story of the film revolves around a senior journalist of Kerala’s News Malayalam Chandraprakash (Tovino Thomas), who is a host and also a news anchor.
He is forced by his editors and bosses to run fake news as the channel has a huge audience appeal and so he started judging his own moral principles.
Will he continue to work under the pressure of his seniors, just for the channel’s TRP, or will his self-realization make him quit the wrongdoings?? The story is all about that.
Naaradan Star Cast
Along with Tovino Thomas who is playing the male lead role of Chandraprakash, actress Anne Ben will play the female lead as Shaakira Mohammed.
These actors will also feature in the pivotal roles in the film:
- Sharafudheen as Pradeep John
- Joy Mathew as Shivadas Kurup
- Vijayaraghavan as Babuji
- Balachandran Chullikkad as Vijayan
- Raghunath Paleri as Lawrence
- Jayaraj Warrier as Bharathan
- Rafi as Douglas
- Kunchan as Gurudasan
- Dileesh Nair as Freddy
- Rajesh Madhavan as Kevin
- Indrans as Thomas
- Jaffer Idukki as Fr. Daniel Purambokkil
- Renji Panicker as Govinda Menon
- Lukman Avaran as Amos
- Vijaykumar Prabhakaran as Mukundan
- Navas Vallikkunnu as Nizar
Watch the Trailer
This project is helmed by one of the most renowned directors of Malayalam Cinema Aashiq Abu, who is collaborating with Thomas for the third time after superhit films Mayanadi (2017) and Virus (2019).
Along with directing the film, he has also co-produced it with Santhosh T. Kuruvilla and Rima Kallingal under the banner of OPM Cinemas, which also bagged the theatrical distribution rights of the film.
The screenplay of the film is written by Unni R. If we talk about technical work, the cinematography is handled by Jaffer Zadique, and editing is done by Saiju Sreedharan.
The film has music by Sekhar Menon and the original score by Yakzan Gary Pereira and Neha Nair.