The latest updates from the Malayalam film industry.
Nadhir Shah, who made a successful directorial debut with Amar Akbar Anthony, is ready with his second venture.
In a funny note posted on his Facebook page, the mimicry artiste-turned-filmmaker announced his next project.
'We plan to start the shooting of our next project soon, titled Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan. As the story is the main character in this film, we have decided to cast one of our script writers as the hero.
'We tried the original Hrithik Roshan, but since he doesn’t have the fitness and beauty to do this role, we have made Vishnu Unnikrishnan as our hero.'
Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George, who scripted the blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony, have written the screenplay for this one as well.
Nivin Pauly returns with Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Vineeth Sreenivasan had launched Nivin Pauly in his Malarvady Arts Club and then given him a makeover with Thattathin Marayathu.
Last year, the duo teamed up for G Prajith’s Oru Vadakkan Selfie, which was scripted by Vineeth.
Vineeth is turning writer-director once again, with Jacobinte Swargarajayam, which hits the screens on April 8.
"Jacobinte Swargarajyam is perhaps unlike our earlier films in the sense that it is an intense and more serious take on family and relationships," Nivin Pauly says.
Renji Panicker plays Jacob, Nivin's father. The film is shot extensively in Dubai.
Dileep begins Welcome to Central Jail
Dileep has started shooting for director Sundar Das’ Welcome to Central Jail, co-starring Vedhika.
Sundar Das had given a crucial break for Dileep, early in the hero’s career, with Sallapam.
Benny P Nayarambalam is the scenarist of Welcome to Central Jail.
Meanwhile, Dileep is also teaming up with Kavya Madhavan in acclaimed director Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Pinneyum.