Priyadarshan's upcoming film with Jayasurya in the lead is titled as "Aamayum Muyalum." The film will be a comedy thriller and will also see Innocent and Nedumudi Venu in important roles.
The news of Priyadarsan casting Jayasurya came as a surprise to many as he is known for casting only leading actors in his films as a hero. The film's shooting is expected to start by the first week of September and will hopefully come out as a Christmas release.
"It would be the dream of any actor to act in a Priyadarshan film, I believe. At least it was for me, I just wanted to act in at least one scene in a film of his. And now, to play the lead in his film is something beyond my imagination. I feel proud and lucky to have bagged this role. I am well aware that Priyan sir hasn't yet done a film with any of the newer crop of actors in the lead. It will be a fun thriller, and will have a host of actors known for their comic timing, like Innocent, Nedumudi Venu, Manianpilla Raju and Harisree Ashokan. It will be something on the lines of 'Thenmavin Kombathu,' and will be scripted by Priyadarshan himself", said Jayasurya to Times of India
Priyadarshan's last Malayalam movie was "Geethanjali" (2013) starring Mohanlal, Nishan, Keerthy Suresh, Swapna Menon, Siddique, Innocent, Nassar, Madhu, Ganesh Kumar, Seema, Harishree Ashokan, Arun Benny, Mahesh and Ambika Mohan in the lead. Actor Suresh Gopi also made a cameo appearance in the film, which is the unofficial sequel of the super hit Malayalam film "Manichithrathazhu" (1993). The plot of the film was partially inspired by the detective fiction "Elephants Can Remember" written by Agatha Christie. The film, which opened in more than 300 theatres worldwide, failed to make a mark in the box office.
Meanwhile, Jayasurya is waiting for the release of his upcoming flick "Apothecary," where he plays the role of a patient. His appearance in the film is much discussed as he had reduced more than 10kgs for this role.
The heroine of "Aamayum Muyalum" is not yet announced. There are rumours that a Mumbai based model will play the lead in the film. Nothing much is revealed about the cast and crew of the comedy thriller. It is said that singer and music composer M.G. Sreekumar will compose the music for the Jayasurya starrer.