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Fahadh Faasil to star in Alphonse Putharen's next film Paattu

The filmmaker, who rose to fame with the highly successful Malayalam romantic drama Premam (2015), has finally announced his next project.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Filmmaker Alphonse Putharen, who rose to fame with the highly successful Malayalam romantic drama Premam (2015), has finally announced his next project. He took to Facebook to announce that his next Malayalam film, titled Paattu, will star Fahadh Faasil in the lead.

“My next feature film’s name is Paattu. Fahadh Faasil is the hero in the feature. Produced by UGM Entertainments. This time I’ll be doing music too. It will be in Malayalam language. Will update rest of the crew and cast members while the feature film progresses,” Alphonse said in a Facebook post.

എന്റെ അടുത്ത സിനിമയുടെ പേര്‌ “പാട്ട്” എന്നാണ് । ഫഹദ് ഫാസിൽ ആണ് നായകൻ । സിനിമ നിർമ്മിക്കുന്നത് UGM Entertainments (...

Posted by Alphonse Puthren on Saturday, September 5, 2020

It’s been five years since the release of Premam and Alphonse is finally ready with his next project. A few years ago, there were reports that he was going to team up with actor Simbu for a Tamil project. It was tipped to be an action flick but the film never took off.

In 2017, Alphonse said that his next film would revolve around music. “In two months, I hope to start my next film. This time I was learning and preparing for my next film. The film revolves around music, so in order to talk about the ocean I must know what it is like. I have dipped my legs and I've got wet in the ocean of music. That is why I took a small gap to start the film,” he had then posted on his Facebook page.

Interestingly, the film he’s planning to make with Fahadh will revolve around music. The title Paattu means song or music.

The filmmaker had said that he spent over two years learning about music. “I don't know to swim nor do I ride a boat nor do I own a ship to travel in the ocean. All I have is the will to go forward like the hero in Life of Pie,” he said.

Talking about the film, Alphonse confirmed it will have “love” and “friendship”, his popular tropes from Premam. “But the story is not a love story like Premam, nor is it a serious comedy thriller like Neram (2013). I hope it will be a simple film with comedy and emotions,” he added. 

Faasil was last seen in the Malayalam thriller C U Soon (2020), directed by Mahesh Narayanan, which released on Amazon Prime on 1 September.