The trend of actors turning filmmakers continues in Malayalam cinema. Sidharth Bharathan, Nadirshah, Vineeth Kumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Salim Kumar, Ramesh Pisharody, Harisree Ashokan, Gauthami Nair and Kalabhavan Shajohn are some of the most recent actors who have worn the director’s hat. Latest to join the club is Saju Navodaya aka Pashanam Shaji.
His debut film is titled as ‘Panavally Pandavas’ and is reportedly a football based flick. In an interview to Kaumudi, he has revealed that he has worked on penning the script for over a year. Apparently, it is about a rivalry between two local sevens football teams. A psycho killer’s angle is also included in it.
A bunch of newcomers will be playing the lead roles while former national footballer IM Vijayan will be appearing in a prominent role in the film. Salim Kumar, Sohan Seenulal and Noby are also part of the supporting cast. Anurag Media is producing the movie, which is scheduled to start rolling from the first week of August.