Antony Varghese Pepe’s next, ‘Daveed’, starts rolling

The Malayalam movie is directed by debutant Govind Vishnu. Justin Varghese is the music director.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 24, 2024 | 12:39 PM Updated Jun 24, 2024 | 3:50 PM

Antony Varghese's next is Daveed

Malayalam actor Antony Varghese Pepe will next be seen in an action entertainer, titled Daveed.

On Monday, 24 June, team Daveed commenced the shooting after a pooja ceremony.

On Sunday, 23 June, the makers announced the title and also released the motion poster.

The motion poster reveals that Daveed has a good dose of adrenalin-pumping stunt sequences involving martial artists and would be a riveting watch for action movie aficionados.

Revealing the motion poster of Daveed on his social media, Antony Varghese Pepe wrote: “Get ready for a thrilling ride with Daveed: The Story of A Fighter. Dive into Abu’s world where every fight is a masterpiece and one who fights is an artist.”

The actor is playing the role of Abu in the flick. The Malayalam movie is directed by debutant Govind Vishnu. The script is written by Govind Vishnu and Deepu Rajeevan, also a newcomer.

The cinematography is handled by Salu K Thomas and the editing is by Rakesh Cherumadam.

Justin Varghese is the music director. Renganaath Ravee is the sound designer. The action choreography will be overseen by PC Stunts.

Daveed also stars Lijomol Jose, Vijayaraghavan, Saiju Kurup, Kichu Tellus, Jess Kukku, and Mohammad Karakki in key roles.

The film is jointly produced by John And Mary Creative, Century Films, Maxlab, and Panorama Studios.

John and Mary Creative bankrolled Mohanlal’s Malaikottai Vaaliban, released in January this year.

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Antony Varghese’s lineup of films

In 2023, Antony Varghese Pepe recently delivered the blockbuster film RDX, directed by Nahas Hidayath.

He recently completed the shoot of an untitled film backed by Weekend Blockbusters and directed by Ajit Mampally. the team had an intense schedule for 90 days.

The yet-untitled Malayalam film also casts features Shabeer Kallarackal, Kannada actor-director Raj B Shetty, and Goutami Nair in crucial roles. Prathiba is debuting as the female lead.

This is the second collaboration between the actor and Weekend Blockbuster after RDX, which gained an entry into the elite ₹100-crore club. The movie is expected to hit the screens for Onam.

Antony Varghese Pepe made a name for himself in the Malayalam industry with action flicks.

The actor did a few comedy films like Oh Meri Laila (2022) and Poovan (2023) which, however, didn’t do well in theatres.

Meanwhile, Lijomol Jose’s latest outing, Nadanna Sambavam, is drawing a positive response at the box office. She rose to fame with Suriya’s Tamil hit film Jai Bhim (2021).

(Edited by Y Krishna Jyothi)

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