On location ‘Vaadamalli' is a love story with a twist. Vijay George
A fter ‘Kanne Madanguka,' director Alberrt Antoni is back with a thriller titled ‘Vaadamalli.' The film featuring some fresh faces in the lead is being shot at various locations in Kochi, Alappuzha and Munnar.
“The title symbolises everlasting love and is set in the backdrop of a music college. It tells the story of a student named Vasu (Rahul Madhav), who hails from a slum. The people in the slum sponsor his education. Vrinda (Richa Panai) comes from a rich family and she falls in love with Rahul. Newcomers Niji Mary and Sandesh also play important roles in the film,” says Alberrt. “The story takes a dramatic turn when a girl goes missing from the college hostel. The clues to her whereabouts emerge when various students narrate their versions of the events leading up to the incident,” adds the director.
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The location for the day is the road behind the International stadium at Kaloor in Kochi. The shot being planned has Rahul and Richa facing the camera. Rahul, who acted in ‘Adhe Neram Adhe Idam' and ‘Yugam' in Tamil, and the forthcoming ‘Bangkok Summer' in Malayalam, is a Mangalore-native who has been living in Kozhikode for a number of years now. “I have grown up watching stalwarts like Mammootty and Mohanlal. It is great to be part of Malayalam films and I look forward to do more roles here,” says Rahul. Richa Panai, meanwhile, shot to fame as a model in a jewellery ad and has also acted in ‘Bangkok Summer.'
‘Vaadamalli' is being produced by Sunil Chandrika Nair under the banner of Zoe Estebe Moveiz Pvt. Ltd. Cinematographer is Vaidy S. Pillai. Lyrics by Sarath Vayalar have been tuned by Shyam Chennai. Still photographer is Paul Bathery.