Akam directed by Shalini Usha Nair is loosely based on the novel, Yakshi, by Malayatoor Ramakrishnan written in 1969.
It is the story of Srini, a young architect, who starts suspecting that his beautiful wife is a yakshi. It has the current sensation Fahadh Faasil in the lead with Anumol, Prakash Bare and Shelly in supporting roles.
Christopher John Smith is the DOP, Pattanam Rasheed is in charge of makeup while sound design is by Antony Ruban.
Akam, the film, is a contemporary retelling of a classic that is embedded in the Malayalee psyche. The film releases on April 26 in Kerala.