Recently, rumors surfaced that veteran director Priyadarshan was about to retire from the film industry due to the lack of success that has been haunting him lately but they turned out to be not true. In fact, Priyadarshan has given quite a reply to those allegations – yes, reports indicate that he is planning to make two movies, one starring Fahad Fazil and the other starring Surya!
Of course, the Fahad one is a Malayalam project while the Kollywood venture will star Surya.
Priyadarshan has had quite a rollercoaster of a track record with some iconic films and some unexpected flops that disappointed the fans, but now he seems ready to get back in the game, so to speak, by choosing ‘unique’ stars for each project.
His choice in Tamil is the talented and versatile Surya who can pull of characters with substance as well as rock a masala flick in his trademark style. This raises questions as to what kind of movie the legendary director has in mind, considering his last venture in Tamil was Kanchivaram (2008) which won the Best Film and got the lead actor Prakash Raj the Best Actor title at the 55th National Film Awards.
Is Priyadarshan looking to repeat history with a moving drama or is he going for an entertainer with mass appeal? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
In Malayalam, he has chosen Fahad Fazil, the young and sensational actor who has a proven box office value and has also just won the state award for Best Actor.
Of course, Priyadarshan and Fahad’s father, veteran director Fazil are old friends and in fact, it was Fazil who produced Priyadarshan’s hit Mohanlal starrer comedy Chandralekha.
Priyadarshan and Mohanlal duo have delivered some classics and the combination with Fahad looks intriguing with regard to the potential for brilliant and engaging cinema.
Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for us, Mr. Priyadarshan.