Take Off director Mahesh Narayanan‘s upcoming Malayalam film titled, C U Soon starring Fahadh Faasil, Roshan Mathew and Darshana Rajendran is releasing online on September 1. on Amazon Prime.

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Since Mahesh couldn’t release Fahadh Faasil’s Malik due to lockdown, he spoke to the actor on call and discussed an idea about shooting a film to release online amid pandemic, launching this Onam is CU Soon, a 90-minute thriller wrapped up in 18 days, shot with multiple digital tools, with a 67-page screenplay.

We met at his apartment to figure it out what can be done. There are hardly computer screen-based films in India and so we decided to give it a try. That moment I wasn’t sure if its a short or feature film being made. But slowly characters started evolving.

Mahesh Narayanan

C U Soon is about a software engineer from Kerala, played by Fahadh Faasil, who has been assigned by his family to help his Dubai-based cousin find his missing fiancée after she leaves behind a video-based suicide note. 

The entire film was shot at Kochi at a quarantined place with all COVID-19 protocols in place. Initially, the plan was for a 30-minute movie, but it turned out to be a 90-minute feature film.

The trailer has been lapped up, but was it not a challenge to make viewers glued to a screen-based film for almost 1.5 hours? “Yeah, I was thinking the same when I saw the huge response to the trailer. Let us see when people finally get to watch the film,” says Mahesh.

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