Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution details the significance of Freedom Of Speech And Expression. And Vijay Sethupathi and Nithya Menen’s Malayalam film, which is part of streaming giant Disney+ Hotstar’s upcoming lineup, is named after this article of the Constitution for a reason.
The teaser of 19(1)(a), written and directed by Indhu VS, was released by the streaming platform today. The minute-long teaser introduces Nithya Menen as an aspiring writer, who works at a local phone-xerox shop. Throughout the teaser, the actress can be found burried deep into her notes, scribbling away. “Fiction or non-fiction — there will always be a slice of the writer’s life in it. They are both the same to me,” says Vijay Sethupathi, whose character seems to encourage Nithya’s flair for writing.
The film co-stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Indrans, Srikant Murali, Atulya Ashadam, Bagath Manuel, and Deepak Parambol.
You can watch the teaser here:
The film has music by 96 fame Govind Vasantha. It has been produced by Anto Joseph and Neeta Pinto, and lensed by Manesh Madhav.