Malayalam actress Manju Warrier, who was last seen in Rojin Thomas' "Jo and the Boy", inaugurated the inter-jail volleyball tournament at Poojappura Central Jail on Wednesday, 13 January. Incidentally, Manju will be part of director Deepu Karunakaran's upcoming movie "Karinkunnam Sixes", set in the backdrop of the central jail.
The upcoming family entertainer, scripted Arunlal Ramachandran of "Happy Journey", "Thank You" and "10.30 am Local Call" fame, is expected to go on floors on 10 February. Manju will be seen opposite Anoop Menon as volleyball coach Vandhana, who trains a group of prisoners. The film will be shot at Poojapura central jail in Thiruvananthapuram for almost 20 days.
The makers have been working on the movie's script for a year, and wanted to avoid the usual male protagonist-based plot, following which they considered Manju for the role, scriptwriter Arunlal told IBTimes India. "It is a family-oriented movie with some elements of sports. Manju will be trained by Indian volleyball player Harilal for the film," Arunlal added.
"Karinkunnam Sixes" also has Chemban Vinod, Neeraj Madhav and Sudheer Karamana in pivotal roles. While Jayakrishnan Gummudi handles the cinematography, the movie is being produced by Jay Menon under the banner of Lemon Productions.
Manju recently wrapped up the shooting of the psychological thriller "Vettah", in which she portrays a police commissioner. Arunlal, who has also scripted "Vettah", says Manju is a "down-to-earth gifted personality". The Rajesh Pillai directorial also stars Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran, Sandhya, Vijayaraghavan, Prem Prakash, Deepak Parambol, Kottayam Nazeer, Dr Rony Baby Anikha and Baby Nandana.
Meanwhile, after the 2004 hit film "Runway", Manju's ex-husband and popular actor Dileep will also be seen in a movie shot extensively in Poojappura central jail soon. The actor will join the sets of "Welcome to Central Jail" after completing Siddique-Lal's comedy entertainer "King Liar".