Tovino’s ‘Naaradhan’ release postponed amid Omicron concerns


Tovino in 'Naaradhan'. Photo: screengrab/YouTube

Kochi: Amid the growing concerns of COVID-19 third wave and spread of Omicron variant, makers of upcoming movie ‘Naaradhan’ have decided to postpone the release. The movie starring Tovino Thomas and Anna Ben was scheduled to release on January 27 in theatres.

The movie directed by Aashiq Abu was expected to have a worldwide theatrical release on this date. But the team was forced to postpone the release in the wake of the fresh COVID curbs and alarming situation.

'Naaradhan' is the second Malayalam movie that opted to postpone the release date.A few days back, the release of Dulquer Salmaan starring ‘Salute’ directed by Roshan Andrrews also postponed.

Taking to Instagram, director Aashiq Abu claimed that ‘Naaradhan’ is his best project in 2021. The movie touted as a thriller narrates the story which revolves around new age media in modern India.

Interestingly, the movie marks the reunion of Aashiq Abu and Tovino after ‘Mayanadhi’. Anna Ben fans are also eagerly waiting for the movie after enjoying her performance in ‘Helen’ and ‘Sara’s’.

Unni R has penned the story, script and dialogues of the movie. Tovino will be seen in two different looks in the movie. ‘Naaradhan’ has a stellar cast including Sharafudheen, Indrans, Jaffer Idukki, Vijayaraghavan, Joy Mathew, Renji Panicker and Deepan Sivaraman.

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