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.
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.