It's the meeting of experience and youth, as Mammootty and Prithviraj team up in Pokkiri Raja. The shooting of the Malayalam film directed by debutant Vysakh is underway in Ottappalam and will shift to Kochi soon.
The cast also includes Nedumudi Venu, Siddique, Sai Kumar, Vijayaraghavan, Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjarammood and Bindu Panicker.
The film is being produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam under the banner of Mulakupadam Films. Mammootty and Prithviraj play the sons of an idealistic teacher.
The elder one, Raja (Mammootty) leaves his native place after some issues there. Now, he is a big time gang leader in Madurai. His dad hopes that his younger son Soorya Narayanan (Prithviraj) will be different but he is proved wrong as he too starts giving headaches to his parents.
Tamil heroine Shriya Saran, who was recently seen in Kutty (opposite Dhanush) is paired opposite Prithviraj. Shriya is making her entry into Malayalam for the first time.
Mammootty had done a cameo in Prithviraj's One way ticket, directed by Bipin Prabhakar, sometime back. Prithviraj has already started shooting for the film. Mammootty will join the set soon.
Pokkiri Raja has been scripted by scenarist duo Siby K Thomas and Udayakrishna. The crew includes Shaji, the cinematographer and music director Jassie Gift.