Mohanlal became a member of FEFKA

Directors Sibi Malayil and B Unnikrishnan welcomed Mohanlal into the association. Meanwhile, FEFKA has also announced a comprehensive health insurance scheme for workers in the film industry. The announcement of FEFKA’s dream project was made by witnessing the stars, directors, crew and countless associated workers of Malayalam cinema. The comprehensive health insurance scheme, which will provide medical assistance of up to Rs 3 lakh per annum, will be launched on April 1. Celebrities came to congratulate the project, which is being implemented by more than 20 unions in FEFKA. The meeting was inaugurated by representatives of the film industry. The Malayalam film workers’ meet is being held after a decade. Most of the celebrities of Malayalam cinema came to make the labor strike in Ernakulam a historic event. Speaking on the occasion, FEFKA General Secretary B Unnikrishnan spoke about the importance of women in the union. He said that looking at the female representation in the previous labor movement, now the female representation in the union has increased a lot. She also criticised the female representation in the film industry. Unnikrishnan also spoke about how FEFKA has grown from a very small membership to an organisation that today consists of several unions. He recalled that the Covid period was a time when all sectors, including the film industry, were paralysed, and at that time, people from outside the organisation were also helping their members.

Meanwhile, Mohanlal is all set to make his directorial debut with Barroz. The official launch of the film, which was announced in April 2019, was on 24 March 2021. The film was shot in 170 days. Mohanlal plays the titular role in Barroz. The film is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirwad Films. The film is based on the story of Jijo, who directed India’s first 3D film ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’. Lydian Nadhaswaram is the film’s music director. Burroughs was Lydian’s first film to win the CBS World’s Best Performer Award. Recording for the film took place at the Famous Project Studios in the Macedonian capital, Skopia. Barroz is Mohanlal’s directorial debut film. Foreign actors like Raphael Armago, Paz Vega, Cesar Laurentto and some of the finest actors in Malayalam and other Indian languages are part of the film. The film was earlier scheduled to release on March 28. The makers of the film have decided to give a special gift to Mohanlal’s fans on his birthday.