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The Backstager is a 2018 Indian Malayalam short-film written and directed by Kichu Krishna.[1]. Dialogues by Arun Warrier and produced by Sabin Krishna in association with Red Phoenix Pictures.  it stars Shaheen Siddique, Arjun Lakshmi Narayan, Shafeer khan, Ashwika Omkumar and Salmanul Faris. The original background score was played by Bijibal and director of audiography by M R Rajakrishnan. Movie released on a channel named Jango Space on Youtube on July 5th, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

The Backstager
File:TheBackstagerMoviePoster1 2018.jpg
The Backstager Movie Official Poster
Directed byKichu Krishna
Produced bySabin Krishna
Written byArun Warrier (Dialogues)
Screenplay byKichu Krishna
StarringShaheen Siddique, Shafeer Khan, Arjun Lakshmi Narayana
Music byBijibal
CinematographyJohn Athul George
Edited byShaijal P V
Red Phoenix Pictures
Running time
20 minutes
LanguageMalayalam (Subtitles : English)

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Vivek (Shaheen), an experienced associate director, works hard to achieve his dream come true through his first cinema. He attempts to meet celebrities to make them read through his script for a film[2]. Even he is in the midst of various personal matters, he strives hard to win his dream. Finally he gets a chance to meet the Super Star Arjun (Arjun Lakshmi Narayan). This Changes Vivek's attitude and outlook towards life and troubles[3][4]

Cast and Crew[edit]


  • Shaheen Siddique as Vivek
  • Arjun Lakshmi Narayan Super Start Arjun
  • Shafeer Khan Nazar (Production controller)
  • Salmanul Faris Manu (Vivek's brother)
  • Ashwika Omkumar Darsana (Upcoming actress)
  • RJ Mike RJ Mike (Cameo voice appearance as RJ's Voice)
  • RJ Jewel Voice appearance for Darsana and Vivek's mother


  • Story, Screenplay, Direction : Kichu Krishna
  • Dialogues : Arun Warrier
  • Produced by : Sabin Krishna
  • Production : Red Phoenix Pictures
  • Original Background Score : Bijibal
  • Music Assistant : Vishnu
  • Director of Audiography : M R Rajakrishnan
  • Sound Mixing Assistant : Aashish Illikkal
  • Dubbing Recording : Charan Vinayak
  • Director of Photography : John Athul George
  • Editor : Shaijal PV
  • Sound Design : Roopesh AR
  • Production Controller : Shanu Chelakkara
  • Costumes : Jobina Vincent
  • Chief Associate Director : Arunlal Karunakaran
  • Associate Director : Ajeesh Thomas
  • Assistant Director : Ayyappadas Pullayil
  • Poster Designs : Antony Stephens Chrome


Started scripting on January 2018 and finished on mid of February 2018.


Shooting held on Kochin on February 28,2018 and March 1, 2018.


Main post production was done at WIFT Kochi, a film institute owned by Malayalam film director Shyamdhar. Dubbing also done at Quartet Media, Kannur. Sound Mixing was done at 4-Frames, Chennai, a studio owned by director Priyadharshan. Sound effects done at Lal Media, Kochi. Premier show was held at WIFT, Kochi on July 1, 2018.


Premiere show was held at Westford institute of Film Technology at Kochin on July 1, 2018. Movie released on Youtube, on July 5, 2018

Critical Responses[edit]

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  1. "ദി ബാക്ക് സ്റ്റേജർ – Short Film Review | Ente Shabdam". www.enteshabdam.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  2. "Filmmaking now depends on superstars' dates: Shaheen Sidhique | Malayalam Movie". OnManorama. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  3. "സിനിമ മോഹിയായ ചെറുപ്പക്കാരന്റെ കഥ പറഞ്ഞ് ദി ബാക്ക് സ്റ്റേജര്‍". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  4. "The Backstager". ATHMA ONLINE. 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-07-23.

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