Vinay Govind who introduced the Stoner film Sub-genre to our industry, with his directorial debut Kili-Poyi, has declared the title and whereabouts of his next flick, ‘Amar Chitra Gaadha’. FTII, Pune alumnus and Vinay’s recurring collaborator Vivek Ranjit has penned the story, screenplay and dialogues for this entertainer. This will be Nivin Pauly’s next, after ‘Action Hero Biju’ which will be his production debut as well.
As the title suggests, the story is woven around three main characters and Nivin will play Amar’s role. Aju Varghese and Saiju Kurup will also be seen in important supporting roles and rest of cast is not yet finalized. Amar Chitra Gaadha will be produced under the banner of renowned Seven Arts International.
Pradheesh Varma will lead the camera department and the principal photography of Amar Chitra Gaadha will begin by the last quarter of this year, in and around Kochi and Darjeeling. Details regarding the rest of the technicians are also not yet out, but most probably this will be a re-union of the 'Kili Poyi' crew.
Vinay’s Kili Poyi(2013) which is said to be the first India Stoner film, showcased the Cannabis culture of Goa. The movie drew some defaming reviews as most of the Keralite movie buffs were quite unaware that Stoner Film is a sub-genre of Comedy. This might be the reason behind screenwriter Vivek Ranjit’s statement that Amar Chitra Gaadha will be light hearted entertainer aiming universal viewership.
Amar, Akbar and Antony trio will visit nearest theaters by the end of this year, but you will have to wait a little longer to meet Amar, Chitra and Gaadha trio.