DJ Sekhar Menon is an unlikely figure to take on the mighty superstars of Malayalam cinema. But that is exactly what he is doing, as the hero of director Aashiq Abu's Da Thadiya, the film releasing today along with Mammootty's Bavuttiyude Namathil and Mohanlal's Karmayodha.
According to the director, Da Thadiya is the love story of an obese youth named Luke John Prakash. Sekhar plays Luke and Ann Augustine is doing the role of Ann Mary Thadikkaran, with whom he has been having an affair since their childhood days. Sreenath Bhasi is playing Sekhar's cousin, who is narrating the story.
After Salt N' Pepper and 22 Female Kottayam, Aashiq Abu is a significant force in Malayalam cinema and he is widely regarded as the filmmaker who popularized the new trend, where films are not just about the superstars but about significant and well written characters.