So the news is that Gautham vasudev menon is debuting in Malayalam cinema, hold on, not as a director but as an actor! You read it right, GVM, as he is fondly called, was in kochi recently for the official audio launch of forthcoming Malayalam movie “Naam” where he is doing a cameo as “GVM” himself.
Association with NAAM
Naam is produced and directed by Joshy Thomas Pallickal under the banner of JTP films. And GVM had lot of good things to say about the director. “Joshy contacted me and narrated the theme of the movie and I liked it’ says GVM. The movie narrates the story of 10 friends in their college days. Naam is a musical entertainer, probably a movie with lot of songs after the super hit “Premam”. There are 9 songs in the film and 8 of them are penned by the Premam fame Shabareesh Varma. The music is by debutant duo ” Ashwin shivadas and sandeep mohan “. ” I liked the musical approach of the film”, says GVM “and when Joshy requested me that I should do a role, I was apprehensive in the beginning but then he gave me confidence and I thought I must be part of this good movie.”
140 Plus debutants!
The film has close to 140 debutants and the lead roles are played by Shabareesh Varma, Rahul Madhav, Gayathri Suresh, Aditi Ravi, Tony Luke, Mareena Michael and Saiju Kurup.
The title song Naam is already a hit on the YouTube and the rest of the songs are expected soon. The film is expected to hit the theatres in Jan 2018.