Now, we hear that actress Asha Sharath also plays a free-spirited woman in the movie. The film has her enacting a 48-year-old character named Jalaja, who is an entrepreneur, says the director. Sanfeer explains, “Jalaja is unmarried, and she runs a local restaurant named Veettile Oonu, which is a Bhavanasree venture, that’s similar to Kerala’s Kudumbasree. She has an open and no-strings-attached relationship with Joju’s character Carlos. Jalaja’s character appears in this story mostly through dialogues and comedy scenes, that break down the traditional concept of love. The character plays an important role in the crucial stages and crises of the story.”
We have seen actresses like Bhavana and Anusree playing autorickshaw drivers earlier in M-Town. Through Peace, Asha Sharath also joins the league. Sanfeer says, “The movie has a few sequences in which she is shown as delivering food to various functions driving her autorickshaw. Jalaja is a self-made woman. As for her get-up, she mostly wears simple sarees, like middle-class Kerala women.”
About 80% per cent of the movie’s work is complete, says Sanfeer, who has also penned the film’s story. It has screenplay by Safar Sanal and Ramesh Girija, and music by Jubair Muhammed.
The film’s editing is by Noufal Abdullah and cinematography is by Shameer Gibran. The movie also has Remya Nambeesan, Siddhique, Shalu Rahim, Vijilesh Karayad, Aditi Ravi, Mamukkoya, Arjun Singh and Anil Nedumangad in major roles. The film’s sound design is by Ajayan Adat, make-up is Shaji Pulpally and costume is by Jishad Shamsudeen.