Solo was initially conceived as a Malayalam film. It was Dulquer who suggested to Bejoy that the film has the potential to be a bilingual. Though he is from Kerala, Bejoy Nambiar made his Mollywood debut well after establishing himself as a critically acclaimed filmmaker in Bollywood. Bejoy's Mollywood debut came in the 2017 film Solo. Prior to his feature film directorial debut, Bejoy Nambiar wrote, produced and directed a short film titled Reflections in 2005. Any guesses as to who played the protagonist in the short film? Malayalam superstar Mohanlal! Bharathan, Padmarajan, Sathyan Anthikkad, Balu Mahendra, Mukul Anand and Sai Paranjpye - these are Bejoy Nambiar's favourite directors.