Starring roles for Dubai-based model, RJs in Malayalam-Tamil movie

Dubai based model and former RJ of RadioMe Adil Ibrahim to debut in 'Persiakkaran'. (SUPPLIED)

A new Malayalam film about Indian expatriate life in the Middle East will be released next month with the star casts (hero, heroine and villain) and about 40 budding actors selected from the UAE through audition.

'Persiakkaran', will be simultaneously released in Tamil and Malayalam.

The movie will see the debut of Adil Ibrahim, a UAE born and bought up Keralite model and a former RJ of RadioMe and heroine Sudhashana, RJ with the Tamil Radio Station, Hallo FM.

Claimed to be the first dual language Indian movie with majority of expatriate actors including the lead roles and shot entirely in the UAE, the South Indian community is eagerly awaiting its release by next month.

Adil Ibrahim, a 27 years old Chemical Engineer, model, Radio Jockey for two years in Dubai and former student of New Indian Model School, Dubai and BITS Pilani Dubai is thrilled about his upcoming movie.

“I am happy to have played the lead role in as RJ Aravind. Even though I am a chemical engineer by profession, I left a secured well paid job in an oil and gas company because my passion has always been media and films,” says Adil.

Sathish Menon, who plays important roles in many dramas and Arabikatha, plays the villains role of Thobias, a rough and tough expatriate.

The tall handsome tough Sathish Menon has been living in the UAE for thirty years and left for better after completing 'Persiakkaran', to act in more movies.

His role in 'Arabikatha', the first full-fledged expatriate life story shot in the UAE as a Pakistani supervisor was well received by the Malayali community. 

Albert Alex, a famous RJ of yesteryears plays the role of a radio mechanic, who becomes outdated and obsolete due to rapid changes in technology.

The star cast includes Mukesh, who plays the role of  Prakash Varma, a businessman and philanthropist who is trying to help the destitute Indians.

Ansari, a social worker and author, close associate of the businessman is played by UAE based actor, Moideen Koya, who has acted in a number of Malayalam movies.

“I am happy that my role as Ansari. Prakash Verma runs a destitute home in the movie, and I am his close associate who runs the show,” said Moideen Koya, who played a similar role in Arabikatha, another full fledged movie on expatriate life in the UAE.

'Persiakkaran', which was shot in different locations in the UAE for forty days, is all about the different phases of Indian expatriate life in the UAE, starting from the 1960s and 1970s to the present stage, highlighting the contradiction between the two generations and the pitfalls in which modern consumerist generation falls.

Speaking about the new movie, Hari Kumar Chakkalil, one of the four producers of the movie said the very idea of doing Persiakkaran was started with a casual discussion with some friends in film industry about a unique charity drive, (Swargathilekkoru Vazhi –Way to the Heaven) done in the past by charity organizations in the UAE, especially the Kerala Muslim Cultural Center (KMCC).

The movie is directed by Ashok R Nath whose other films are Mizhikal Sakshi and Sabhalam. Kochu Preman and Jijo Surendran also act in the movie.

Sanal Thottam, Sajeev and Suresh are other three producers of the move, all based in Kerala.

Censorship has been completed and the 'Persiakkaran' team is gearing up for the D-Day.

95 per cent of the movie was shot in different locations in the UAE, Ras al Khaimah, Fujiarah, Sharjah, Dubai and Al Ain and all the forty actors from the UAE have interesting roles, representing  Keralite expatriate life over the last six decades.