Panthayam malayalam movie to be directed by debutant Kiran Raveendran will feature veteran actor Nedumudi Venu in lead. The movie is themed on 'The Bet', a play written by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Ravi Vallathol will also be seen in a prominent role in the movie. Charu Hariharan, daughter of play back singer Arundhathi would stay behind as the music director. The camera is being handled by Kiran and Saju Aroor.