National award-winning director Lenin Rajendran's forthcoming film Edavappathy is about the plight of Tibetan refugees who have been denied entry into their homeland by the Chinese.
The shooting of the film started in Coorg in Karnataka where there is a considerable Tibetan population, and has now shifted to Munnar.
Siddhartha Lama and Uthara Unni play the lead pair. Manisha Koirala and Prashanth Narayan are part of the cast.
Edavappathy is produced by Green Cinema and the cinematographer is Madhu Ambat. The music directors are Pandit Ramesh Narayan and Mohan Sithara.
Siddhartha Lama returns to Malayalam cinema two decades after he created quite a storm as the young Rinpoche in the Sangeeth Sivan film Yoddha, along with Mohanlal.
Uthara Unni is the daughter of well-known actor Urmila Unni. The shooting will shift to Chitradurga in Karnataka soon.