Asif grabs lead role in Malayalam movie

LAHORE Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Asif will make his film debut with a Malayalam film, directed by renowned lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri, it was learnt here on Wednesday. The shooting of the movie titled Mazhavillinnattamvare (till the tip of the rainbow) is scheduled to begin in North Kerala in September. According to an Indian news agency, the movie is also the directorial debut of Kaithapram, who has written hundreds of songs, winning several national and state awards. Asif is now busy playing cricket in England. He will be free by September to begin shooting in Kannur in north Kerala, Kaithapram said. The film starts with Asif coming to a cricket camp in Kannur as a coach. When he travels from Lahore to Kerala, he has a personal mission too. The film will progress through his journey to his goal, Kaithapram said. Besides direction, the story is also written by Kaithpram who will be doing the script and lyrics as well. There would be five songs and a ghazal, the mixing of which will be done in a theatre in London. The songs would be sung by top Indian singers like K J Yesudas, Udit Narayan, Sankar Mahadevan, K S Chitra, Deepankuran and Shreya Ghoshal. The film is being produced by a Sharjah-based entrepreneur M Mukundan, who hails from Kannur, under the banner of 'Valluvankadavu Recreations.

ePaper - Nawaiwaqt