Recently, a video of a policeman running in front of an ambulance to make way for it through the traffic in Kottayam went viral on social media. People from various fields adorned him with appreciations and now the doors of Malayalam cinema also opened for him.
The Civil Police Officer, Ranjith got chance in the movie “Viral 2019” which is produced by Naushad Alathur. Movies like Aadu puliayttam, Thoppil Jopan and Kuttanadan Marpapa were produced by Naushad Alathur. Viral 2019 is his upcoming project.
The film was in the news for its unique casting. Hanan Hamid, a student who became a sensation after she found selling fish in the market wearing uniform, was the first one to enter the cast. Malayalam television and cine actress Sethu lekshmi, who struggled financially to meet the medical expenses of her son will also appear in the movie.
Other real life heroes who were casted in the movie are Soubhagya, a girl who broke her leg in an accident a day before she was to take part in the Kerala School Kalolsavam, Pranav, who became viral after he appeared in a TV show, known for his ability to sing and draw with his legs. Another singer Hasna, who appeared in TV reality show and Unni. R, a singer who won the hearts of Superstar Kamal Hassan with his talent will also be seen in the movie.
Viral 2019 will have eight directors, who are selected on voting. Songs in the movie will be penned by Mariyamma teacher , the mother who delivered a heart melting accolade for her son which went viral. Chandralekha, who became popular in the social media by her song “Rajahamsame” will sing in the movie along with singer Abhijith.
The unique part of the movie is that selection of directors and scriptwriters is done by the people. The first poster of the movie was released at Cochin International Airport .
Auditions are conducted to select the rest of the other actors. The audtions will take place in three sessions. The first audition will take place at Angamaly De-Paul Institute of Science and Technology for the men between the age of 16 and 50.
The second session of auditions is opened to both men and women and it will take place in East Cultural Club at Indira Nagar (Bengaluru) on February 10th. The last session of auditions will take place at Ernakulam on February 17th at IMA Hall, Kaloor. This audition is opened for transgenders and women.
The performance videos of the participants will be uploaded in the official page of “Viral 2019”. The m production of the movie will begin this May.