Dileep's new flick "Buddhettan" is now renamed as "Villali Veeran." Apparently, the film's team was forced to change the name as it might upset the followers of Buddhism and become a controversy. "Villali Veeran" is directed by newcomer Sudheesh Shankar and has Namitha Pramod and Mythili in the lead roles.
Dileep plays the role of a humble vegetable trader from a small village that has very less fortune. He shoulders all the responsibilities of his family and is someone who is ready to sacrifice everything for his sisters, who very much depend on him. The story takes a turn when Namitha comes to his life, who plays as Namratha opposite Dileep. Their last film together was "Sound Thoma" which was declared a super hit. It was directed by Vyshakh and Dileep played the role of Plapparambil Thoma who has a cleft lip and defective voice.
Dileep has joined the team of "Villali Veeran" after wrapping up the shoot of action thriller "Avatharam" directed by Joshiy. He plays the role of Madhavan, a villager opposite Lakshmi Menon in the film. "Avatharam" is produced by 4B Productions.
"Villali Veeran" is a comedy flick and has a big star casts including Suraj Venjarammoodu, Kalabhavan Shajon, Kottayam Nazeer, Saju Kodiyan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Neena Kurup, Geetha Vijayan, Valsala Menon, Vinaya Prasad, Nedumudi Venu and Lalu Alex.
Rafeek Ahamed and Murukan Kattakada have penned the lyrics for the film, while the music has been composed by S. A Rajkumar. "Villali Veeran" is distributed by Ramya Movies.
The comedy entertainer is produced by Super Good Films, which is one of the biggest film banners in South India. The last Malayalam film which they produced was "Keerthi Chakra" (2006) directed by Major Ravi.
The shooting of "Villali Veeran" is currently progressing in Thodupuzha and is expected to be ready for its release in September as Onam release.