This! This! This is the film I have been waiting for, and it's killing me that I'll have to wait a few more months for the DVD.
I quite liked Aashiq Abu's first film, Daddy Cool. I adored his second film, Salt 'N' Pepper. And I'm willing to bet I will love his latest offering, 22 Female Kottayam even more:
The film is being described as a commercial thriller, and it tells the story of Tessa, a nursing student. The film's title is taken from how Tessa describes herself: 22, female, from Kottayam.
Rimi Kallingal, who plays Tessa, is an actor I have been watching with much interest over the last year or so, and I'm excited to see her given an opportunity in what seems to be definitely a female-centred film. And I rather liked the segment of Kerala Cafe she and co-star Fahad Fazil were in, I'm looking forward to seeing them together again in this film.
Add to the mix music by Bijibal and a background score from the fantastic Malayalam alt rock band Avial and you've just about got my idea of movie bliss.
Sigh. I can hardly wait for this to come out on DVD.