Renowned preacher and author, Father Danny Capuchin is set to make a landmark in south Indian film industry with his story and screenplay in the upcoming Malayalam movie titled Varayan (striped).
According to reports made available to media on the first day of the project, Father Danny narrates the story of a young Capuchin priest who lands up in a remote and scary island and the events thereafter.
The lead role of the priest will be played by South Indian film actor Siju Wilson.
The first look poster of the movie was released on Jan 17 by Manju Warrier who is popularly known as the lady super star of Malayalam cinema. The poster features a firebrand young priest in a Capuchin friar’s habit.
Artists and the production team have high expectations for this movie which is reported to have a storyline that will appeal to the masses.
The scriptwriter himself being a Capuchin priest has created an extra interest to this upcoming movie. As the actor Siju Wilson mentioned in an interview, although he initially expected the story to have a religious theme, he was quite surprised by the serious content and entertainment offered by the story.
Father Danny is known for his unique way of preaching and talks both in India and abroad. He is also popular through several programs on television and radio.
He has authored several books including Daivom Peythirangunnu (God is raining down) – a novel in Malayalam; Prakasathinte Nizhal (shadow of light) – a character analysis, Mounam (silence) – a collection of articles. He is also a well known lyricist in Christian music.