March 11, 2019
The makers of the Malayalam film Virus are busy with the post production of this film, which is based on the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala that claimed several lives. The shooting was wrapped up recently, it may be noted here. The film has a strong cast including Tovino Thomas, Indrajith Sukumaran, Revathy, Kunchacko Boban and others. According to latest reports, Kunchacko Boban will be playing Dr Suresh Rajan in this flick. Apparently, this is a very important role in Virus and has ample scope for the actor to showcase his acting abilities.
The roles of other actors were revealed a while ago and it may be recalled that Revathy will be seen as the Health Minister KK Shailaja, Rima Kallingal as Lini Puthussery, the nurse who was affected by the virus and passed away while treating the patients and Tovino Thomas as the Kozhikode collector UV Jose.
Virus, directed by Aashiq Abu, has an notable line- stauprs in the cast including Asif Ali, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Rahman, Indrans, Remya Nambeesan, Madonna Sebastian, Sharafudheen, Sreenath Bhasi, Revathy, Joju George, Senthil Krishna, Basil Joseph, Sudeesh and Vettukili Prakash. While the star cast is already impressive, the director has roped in Fahadh Faasil to play a cameo role in it. The scripting for Virus is done by Mushin Parari, Suhas and Sharfu. National Award winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi will be cranking the camera for this venture with Sushin Shyam composing the tunes and editor Saiju Sreedharan taking charge at the editing table.
Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal are bankrolling Virus under the banner OPM. It is a film about the Nipah virus that broke in Kerala and its makers have done enough research to make a movie out of it so that the events could be documented.
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