The film starring Tovino Thomas and Rima Kallingal is a re-imagination of Vaikom Mohammed Basheer's short story of the same name.
Though not a perfect retelling, the filmmaker has made an effort to make it charming on many occasions.
Rima speaks about the challenges of making a reimagined version of 'Bhargavi Nilayam' and why she thinks Roshan Mathew is the most interesting actors of his generation.
'Neelavelicham' is scheduled to release in theatres on April 20, directed by Ashiq Abu, based on the screenplay by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.
'Neelavelicham' cannot be contained in the horror genre alone. It has romance, revenge, and thriller elements, says Tovino
Aashiq Abu began his career as a stage drama artist before working as an assistant director in several Malayalam films.
Tovino Thomas, who plays the novelist Madhu in the film, has completely transformed himself into his character.
'Neelavelicham' based on a novel by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer stars Tovino Thomas and Rima Kallingal in the lead.
Music composer M S Baburaj's family has alleged that 'Neelavelicham' makers have used the songs in 'Bhargavi Nilayam', without prior permission from the family.
Aashiq Abu has often taken a strong stand, especially on women-related issues in the past.