Malayalam director Aashiq Abu’s Virus features an ensemble cast and might be based on the Nipah outbreak

In an Instagram post, he shared the first look poster of the movie that had two medical staff in full protective gear, pushing a stretcher with what seems like sacks of medical waste.

author_img F. Ashraf Published :  04th September 2018 05:19 PM   |   Published :   |  04th September 2018 05:19 PM
Malayalam director Aashiq Abu’s Virus features an ensemble cast and might be based on the Nipah outbreak

Malayalam filmmaker Aashiq Abu, on Monday, announced his next project titled Virus.

In an Instagram post, he shared the first look poster of the movie that had two medical staff in protective gear, pushing a stretcher with what seems like sacks of medical waste.

“Our Next. Based on our #TrueStories (sic),” the Mayaanadhi captioned the post, suggesting that the film might be based on the recent outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala.

The virus outbreak earlier this year took as many as 17 lives in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in Kerala and caused a wide-spread panic across the country.

Virus features an ensemble cast including Revathy, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Parvathy TK, Remya Nambissan, Tovino Thomas, Kalidas Jayaram, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan and Chemban Vinod Jose. The filmmaker has also signed solid technical crew, including Muhsin Parari, Suhas and Sharfu, cinematographer Rajeev Ravi and composer Sushin Shyam.

Virus is set to hit screens next summer.

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