Yes, the shooting wrapped up on July 5th, the last scenes being shot in Sacred Hearts College, Thevara and after almost two months in post production, the movie is all set to hit the big screens on August 29th!
Peruchazhi stars Mohanlal and Mukesh in lead roles, and is touted as a political satire and a laugh riot with mass appeal. Yeah, any Malayali can imagine the potential for hilarity when you have this cast and supposedly, a beauty of a script.
The supporting cast of the movie includes Baburaj, Aju Varghese, Ramesh Pisharody, Vijay Babu, Sandra Thomas, Ragini Nandhawani, Sean James Sutton, Andreah Jeremiah and Poonam Bajwa.
Now, the plot..
The movie tells the tale of two friends Vishwanthan (Mohanlal) also known as Peruchazhi, and Minister Raghavan, who just so happen to be political rivals. The goings pick up pace when Vishwanathan is sent to the US, to sort of turn around the election campaign of a politician there, while Raghavan begins with the dirty tricks from back home.
To make matters even more funny, Vishwanathan barely speaks English and that makes him a fish out of the water in the States with hilarious consequences. He is also accompanied by his two cronies, who don’t make matters any less difficult.
The idea of Mohanlal in America struggling, would bring to any Mollywood fan’s mind the iconic comedy Akkare Akkare Akkare, which makes us laugh out loud even today, decades after its release.
Let’s hope this one does the same too..
Peruchazhi is being directed by Arun Vaidyanathan, who is mostly prolific in Kollywood more than in Malayalam. So there are already remake rumours spreading about the movie – adaptations in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi!
There are even some speculations that Kamal Haasan will take up the role in Tamil.
The film is being produced by Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas (who are also acting by the way) under the banner of Friday Film House. Them acting in the film was a decision made based on budget management, apparently.
Peruchazhi, which now holds the record for the longest shoot in the States, is also the first Malayalam movie to be shot partly in the legendary Universal Studios in Hollywood.
Wait a go guys.. and can’t wait for the big day – August 29!