Mollywood’s most cherished hero Babu Antony has been grabbing diverse roles as of now including the role of an antiquated ruler for the impending Mani Ratnam transformation of the epic, Ponniyin Selvan. The entertainer will next paper the job of a writer in the wrongdoing thrill ride Santa Maria, coordinated by debutant Vinu Vijay. Vinu discloses to us that the film will go on floors by October-end.
He uncovers, “Babu Antony does a character named Sathya, who owns a media company. Sathya has worked in media houses like the BBC but is now working on his own, craving independence. He is also into sting operations, and Sathya gets interested in a particular murder case, in this film. Parallelly, we also get to see the police working on the same case.”
The film’s shoot will be held altogether in Kochi, and it additionally has Irshad, Alencier Ley, Ameya Mathew, Shalin Zoya, and Manju Pillai. director Amal K Joby, who has the anticipation spine chiller film Ethire coming up, featuring Rahman, has done the story and content of Santa Maria. “We were scared to approach Babu Antony chettan with this subject, especially at a time in which he is doing films with those like Mani Ratnam. However, when he heard the narration, he said we can do the film and we were thrilled,” says Vinu, who has been an advertisement movie director.
The group is wanting to bring back the vintage Babu Antony look, through this film. “Yes, he will have his denim-clad, long-haired, bearded look in this film,” says Vinu. So, will he be doing some action scenes too? “We know that people would be expecting it for sure, considering that he is doing the lead in the thriller. But, we can’t say anything about it yet,” the director concludes.