Along with Malayalam and Arabic, the makers also plan to release the film in English and other Indian languages.
Malayalam actress Manju Warrier will headline Ayisha, an Indo-Arab project helmed by debutant Aamir Pallikkal and produced by Zakariya Mohammed.
Warrier describes Ayisha as the “first-ever commercial film” to be released simultaneously in Malayalam and Arabic.
In her Facebook statement, Warrier said: “Looking forward to this exciting journey with Aamir, Zakariya and the entire supercool team! Stay tuned in for more updates.”
According to its director, the film features Arabic actors and will be launched later this year. It will be shot in the Middle East and partly in other countries.
Manju plays the titular role in the film billed as a family drama. Ashif Kakkodi, who wrote Halal Love Story and the upcoming Momo In Dubai, is behind the script.
Along with Malayalam and Arabic, the makers also plan to release it in English and other Indian languages.
Co-produced by Shamsudheen MT, Harris Desom, PB Anish, and Zakariya Vavad, Ayisha will commence shooting from January 2022. M Jayachandran is working on the music to the lyrics by BK Harinarayanan and Suhail Koya. Prasanth Madhav works on the production design while Mashar Hamza designs the costumes.
Warrier was in her prime when she quit acting after getting married to actor Dileep in 1998. The two separated, and she returned to the silver screen in 2014. Since then, she has been busy, appearing in a number of films and signing up more.