Malayalam actress Parvathy Thiruvothu has carved a niche for herself over the years as a performance-driven artiste, with her acting skills once again garnering high praise in her recent films like Uyare and Virus. Seen last in a cameo in Halal Love Story in 2020, Parvathy's upcoming film lineup includes Rachiyamma, Aarkkariyam and Varthamanam. Among them, the teaser for Varthamanam has now been released as the film is gearing up for its theatrical release in February. The film brings to the spotlight the controversy and the incidents of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the student protests that rocked the nation after violence in Delhi colleges in the wake of the imposition of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

Directed by Siddhartha Siva, Varthamanam has Parvathy playing the role of a Malayalam research scholar in Delhi, who gets entangled in the protests, which is led by another Malayali student being played by Roshan Mathew, with Dain Davis and Sudeesh cast in pivotal roles. Parvathy is for the most part in the Varthamanam teaser seen in a hijab-clad avatar and voicing her opinion against the incidents around her. With the teaser now out, the excitement for the film's release is visible as the response on social media has been strong. 

Produced by Benzy Nazar and Aryadan Shoukath under the Benzy Productions banner, Varthamanam has a talented technical team on board as the film's cinematography has been done by Alagappan N, with Shameer Muhammed taking care of the editing. Apart from serving as one of the producers, Aryadan Shoukath has written the script for Varthamanam, which has music composed by Pandit Ramesh Narayanan and Hesham Abdul Wahab, including background music by Bijibal and lyrics by Rafeeq Ahammed and Vishal Jhonson. Vineesh Banglan has done the art direction, with Pradeep Vidhura doing the makeup, while Pamba Biswas & Sakhi Elsa are the costume designers.

Prior to the teaser release, Varthamanam had run into some controversy after the regional Censor Board board denied it certification by calling the film to be "anti-national". The revising committee later gave the approval without any cuts, but requested the makers to mute a 5-second dialogue. Watch Parvathy and Roshan Mathew in Siddhartha Siva's Varthamanam teaser below: