Mohanlal who is on a dream run among super hits, producing some of the best in his career, is on to one of the big budget extravaganza for this Onam-Ali bhai.
The film, planned to deliver a complete Onam sadhya for his fans, will have everything to satisfy the regular views of the star. The star's favorite director Shaji Kailas, who is again teaming up with Lal after Baba Kalyani for Alibhai is hell-bent on making his new film with Mohanlal a grand affair.
The film which has screen play by T A Shahid opens from the historical streets of Valiyangadi and Vellayil Kadappuram. The film tells about the lives of a big mass of people, mostly the laborers of Palayam market in Kozhikode.
Mohanlal plays Akbar Ali, a trade union leader who controls the famous Palayam market. Ali is the darling of the masses and downtrodden and helps anybody who comes to him without expecting anything in return. He never backs out from a fight, even though he never dreamed of living as a goonda leader. Once he had to enter into a fisticuff with Bada Bhai, in which the later gets killed. And from that day onwards, he was the unquestioned leader of the six thousand laborers of the market. They called him with love Bhai.
Alibhai once had to flee his home when he is wrongly accused of a crime. The film is also about how he influences so many lives. T .A Shahid models the character on Ali Babu, a person from real life who lived like Ali Bhai in Kozhikkode, decades ago.
Shahid is expecting to repeat the success of his Rajamaanikyam through Alibhai, which is meticulously scripted.
Gopika (Ganga) is one among the two heroines, with whom Ali falls in love with. Navya Nair plays Chenthamara, the flower-seller who too loves Ali Bhai.
The film which features a huge support cast including Innocent, Cochin Haneefa, Sai Kumar, Rajan.P.Dev, Suraj, Vijayakumar, Siddique, Jagadish, Shammi Thilakan, Sudheesh, Sharanya, Shamna and another hundred artists.
The film will have every type of mass masala, terrific punch lines,item song, spell binding action sequences, good music and everything a commercial movie should have.
Cinematographed by Sharavanan, the film is edited by Don Max. The film has three songs set to music by Alex Paul in the lyrics off Gireesh Puthencherry. The shooting of film which was completed in Kozhikode and Pollachi is now in the final stages of post production.
Planned to make the biggest of the releases in Malayalam in more than 60 centres, the film will grace the theatres as an Onam release by the 15th of this month.