Official teasers of the Malayalam film "Apothecary" starring Suresh Gopi, Abhirami, Jayasurya and Asif Ali is released. The three teasers introduces the characters of Suresh Gopi, Jayasurya and Asif Ali. The film is directed by Madhav Ramadasan.
"Apothecary" is a medical thriller and is set in the backdrop of a modern day, up market hospital. The film discovers intense relationship shared between doctors and patients and will be revealing the bitter realities of multi specialty hospitals which don the status of five star hospitals, and is a reminder for those who disregard the concept of medical ethics.
The film is about a famous neurosurgeon Dr Vijay Nambiar and his gynecologist wife Nalini Nambiar, who works at Apothecary hospital. The story begins when a patient named Subi Joseph enters the scene. The film then revolves around the catastrophe in Dr Vijay's life and experiences he goes through which changes his perspective toward life and outlook on values.
Suresh Gopi will play the character of Dr Vijay and actress Abhirami is making her comeback after marriage with the character of Dr Nalini.
Actor Jayasurya was already in news for his look as a patient in the film. The actor had reduced more than 10 kg for his role in "Apothecary."
Asif Ali will also be seen in a different look as Prathapan. The film also has Meera Nandan, Indrans, Jayaraj Warrier, Thambi Antony, Arun and Seema G Nair in lead roles.
The story of "Apothecary" is by Madhav Ramdasan. He is making a comeback to Malayalam films after his debutant film "Melvilasam" (2011), an adaptation of Soorya Krishna Moorthy's stage play of the same name which was based on the Hindi play "Court Martial" by Swadesh Deepak. It was one of the experimental films in Malayalam and was shot completely inside a single room. The noteworthy aspect of the film was that the story evolves in real time and the shooting of the film was completed in 9 days.
"Melvilasam" was critically acclaimed for its aesthetic qualities and technical excellence. The film had Suresh Gopi, Parthiban, Ashokan, Thalaivasal Vijay, Nizhalkal Ravi and Krishna Kumar in the lead roles. The film was featured in several prestigious film festivals in India and abroad and the director also won Gollapudi Sreenivasan Award for his maiden venture.
"Apothecary" is produced by Dr Baby Mathew and Dr George Mathew under the banner of Arambankudiyil Cinemas. The script is done by Madhav Ramdasan and Hemanth Kumar, whereas the cinematography is done by Hari Nair. The music will be tuned by debutant Sheikh Ellahi. The film is set to be released by August.