They have also won the Medimix "Best Pair" award and featured in a dozen films together. Dileep, who badly needs a hit, started shooting for Paapi Appacha on December 20.
Dileep and Innocent play a father and son duo in Pappi Appacha whose cast also includes Ashokan, Dharmajan, Suresh Krishna and KPAC chief Lalitha.
Pappi Appacha is also expected to bring back the glorious times of Dileep. He agrees that 2009 has been generally a disappointing one in his career and hopes that things will be different in 2010.
Besides Pappi Appacha, Dileep has two films which are ready for release. Agathan, directed by Kamal will see him in the role of a techie. His other film is Bodyguard, directed by Siddique. Nayantara [ Images ] is the heroine.
Of Pappi Appacha, Dileep says the film has humour, romance and heroism.
Pappi Appacha is being produced by Anoop, Dileep's brother, under the banner of Priyanjali. Vidyasagar is the music director while Sanjeev Sankar is the cinematographer.