Roshan Mathew in a poster of Aashiq Abu Neelavelicham, based on the story of the same name by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. | Photo credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
On November 1, seen as Kerala Piravi Dinam, when the state of Kerala was created, actor Roshan Mathew took to Facebook to greet his fans. He gave a much-anticipated glimpse into his character Neelavelicham, directed by Aashiq Abu. Dressed in a white dhothi and waistcoat, the poster featured a bespectacled Roshan in a contemplative mood.
Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal also shared the pictures Neelavelicham on their instagram handles.
Based on Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’s short story of the same name, the film tells the story of a young writer who moves into a haunted house. Starring Roshan, Tovino Thomas, Rima Kallingal and Shine Tom Chacko among others, Neelivelicham it’s in post-production now. Rima plays the lead character of Bhargavi in the film. Bijbal and Rex Vijayam are the music directors of the film.
Neelavelicham it is likely to debut in January 2023. The same story was adapted for the big screen by A Vincent in 1964. Bhargavi Nilayam, the film was directed by Madhu, Prem Nazir, Vijaya Nirmala, PJ Antony, Adoor Bhasi and Kuthiravattam Pappu. It was the only script written by Basheer. Songs composed by P Bhaskaran and composed by Baburaj are still loved by music lovers.
Roshan Sasikumar has been Bhargavi’s lover, a role immortalized by Prema Nazir. Bhargavi Nilayam.
Meanwhile, Roshan has had an interesting year with roles that showcased his versatility. In OruThekkan Thallu case, Roshan played Podiya Pilla, no-nonsense with elan. Another significant character he played was that of Sumesh in Sibi Malayil Kotthu.