Iblis (lit. ‘Iblis‘; transl. Devil) is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language fantasycomedy film directed by Rohith V. S. with Asif Ali and Madonna Sebastian in the lead roles. The film was produced by Ichais Productions. The film was released on 3 August 2018.
The film is set in the 1980s and contains themes of fantasy and magical realism and also the film tells about life, death and life after death.
Vaisakhan (Asif Ali) lives in an unknown land, playing music at the homes where someone has died. He is a carefree youth, who is madly in love with Fida (Madonna Sebastian). His concepts of death and afterlife have heavily been influenced by his “muthassan” or grandpa, Sreedharan (Lal). This muthassan is a weird character who enjoys his life, travelling like a nomad. He is a funny character who even plans to make Vaisakhan and Fida fall in love.
- Asif Ali as Vaishakan
- Madonna Sebastian as Fida, love interest of Vaishakan
- Lal as Shreedharan
- Siddique as Jabbar
- Rugmini Amma as Beevi
- Saiju Kurup as Sukumaran
- Sreenath Bhasi as Attar merchant/Subair
- Adhish Praveen as Musthafa
- Shivakumar Nair as Josettan
- Nazeer as Kelu
- Babu Annur as Sulaiman, Fida’s father
- Aju Varghese as King (cameo appearance)
Iblis is the second directorial of Rohith V. S. with Asif Ali after his debut film Adventures of Omanakuttan (2017). The film is set in the 1980s, Rohith describes the film a “musical adventure-comedy”, planned on the lines of Jagga Jasoos. Rohith discussed the project with Asif during the filming of Adventures of Omanakuttan and also retained its co-writer Sameer Abdul and cinematographer Akhil George for Iblis. Asif too contributed to the script. It was produced by the company Ichais Productions, in their debut. Iblis has music composed by Dawn Vincent. A pooja function for the film was held in early March 2018.
The film was released on 3 August 2018.