First we heard of the flick, it was called Njaan Aara Mon and then it was rechristened to Budhettan. Now it seems the director has had another change of heart and the name (hopefully the final one) has been changed to Villaaliveeran!
Apparently, the film maker doesn’t want there to be any controversy regarding the title of the flick, and he thought ‘Budhettan’ might be problematic on that front.
In any case, the film is shaping up to be quite an entertaining one as far as reports go. It is promised to be a full on comedy entertainer, and is the cast is anything to go by, we have ourselves a winner!
Apart from Dileep playing the lead as vegetable seller named Siddharthan or Siddhu/ Siddhuettan, we have comedians of the calibre of national award winner Suraj Venjaaramoodu, Kalabhavan Shajon, Kottayam Nazeer and Shaju Kodiyan in the supporting cast.
As if that’s not enough, to round up the talent, we have veterans with a knack for humour like Lalu Alex and Nedumudi Venu too, along with Vinaya Prasad, Neena Kurup, Valsala Menon and others.
Mythili and Namitha Pramod play the two female leads.
The story is set in a village and shows the events in the life or rather the lives of these characters though it was reported early on that some of the film’s shooting will also take place in Mumbai. So there is some scope in the plot for that.
The film is being directed by debutante director Sudheesh Shankar and it is being produced by Supergood Films, the popular Tamil production company, who previously produced the Major Ravi flick Keerthichakra. Ramya Movies is to distribute the movie.
Villaaliveeran features the music of S A Rajkumar, set to the lyrics penned by Murukan Kattakada and Rafeeq Ahamad.
The filming of the movie is in progress.