The first shot was taken at the director Ali Akbar’s house in Kozhikode. The film is expected to be completed within 12 days.
‘Achan’ is based on a play with the same title, penned by S.R. Raveendran. Ali Akbar’s wife Louisiama is the producer and his daughter has scored the tunes; G.Venu Gopal is the singer.
Thilakan, unofficially barred from acting in films by AMMA after a prolonged war of words, has recently launched a drama troupe. This film will be another act of defiance on his part.
A few weeks earlier, after he announced ‘Achan’, Ali Akbar’s car was stoned by some miscreants.