Mahdi Ahmed

Scripting waves of imagination from the sunny side of the Maldives.


VAFAATHERI KEHIVERIYAA (FAITHFUL TRICKSTER) was handed over to SEEZAN yesterday at the same place where he first assigned me to write it. More than a year ago, he and his then producer, HASSAN sat with me at the terrace restaurant of CENTRAL HOTEL that gave us a view overlooking Male’ in 360 degrees. It was an evening. The sun was beginning to set.

Fast forward to yesterday, the same place, the same time, however without HASSAN, I sat with SEEZAN to submit the draft screenplay of VAFAATHERI KEHIVERIYAA. It was a memorable moment in that sense, I guess. SEEZAN was ecstatic. He assured that he’d read the screenplay last night. So I am hoping that he’d call me with his feedback sometime today.

If he has any feedbacks or amendments, I have timelined to rewrite within two days, but only if his comments are justifiable. But if I find his changes spoiling all the fun, then I am going to refute with him until he proves me wrong.

Yesterday, SEEZAN also showed me a teaser poster concept of VAFAATHERI KEHIVERIYAA which he will run as a slide during the commercial break of his upcoming movie, KARUNAVEE BEYVAFAA (TEARS TURNED UNFAITHFUL or something like that) which opens on April 7th. I think he comes up with strange titles that speak of being faithful or unfaithful. That’s no problem as long as he stay faithful to the noir feel I have created in VAFAATHERI KEHIVERIYAA.

SEEZAN is scheduling to officially launch VAFAATHERI KEHIVERIYAA around 25th of April where he will unveil all casting details as well. He promised a surprise on that day. Can’t wait to hear what it is. After official launching, he and his producers are scheduled to fly to Nuwaraeliya for location scouting. Well, that’ all for now and will return with updates as they come…

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