Director Mahesh Narayanan’s upcoming movie is based on the ISIS conflict in Iraq. In 2014 nurses from Kerala were safely deported home after conflict in Tikrit Iraq. The film loosely follows this narrative and stars Fahadh Faasil, Kunchacko Boban and Parvathy in the lead roles. In the film, Fahadh Faasil plays the role of a Indian diplomat posted in Iraq. Parvathy plays a nurse who is rescued.
The film has an extensive schedule in Hyderabad where the embassy scenes will be filmed. After shooting will continue in the Middle East – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and in Najaf, Iraq. Mahesh and script writer P V Shajikumar have spoken to a number of people who were caught in the conflict and whose stories have been weaved into this fictional retelling.