Prithviraj is an actor known these days for being very selective in picking the projects he works on, and sure enough he has gained quite a fan following after a variety of movies that show his gravitas and range as an artist. Director Ranjith too is a name trusted by the mass audiences and the critical ones for his pick of subject matter and entertaining albeit visionary takes on them. What happens if we put these two together? Well, movie magic of course!
There are actual precedents of these two artists bringing us something special – Nandanam, and more recently – Indian Rupee. Both movies were commercial and critical successes, and so it is exciting for the fans to hear that they are teaming up once more – this time tackling a historic project!
Yes, it was during the centennial birthday celebrations of K Madhavan, the freedom fighter, that Ranjith revealed the news that his next project will be a bio pic based on Madhavan. K Madhavan is the only man alive who is known to have participated in the Salt Sathyagraha led by Mahathma Gandhi and also the Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, which led to all Hindu castes being allowed into the temples in Kerala.
Ranjith, whilst making his speech in tribute to this legendary man, said he was deeply affected by Madhavan’s autobiography Oru Gandhiyan Communistinte Ormmakal. He then informed everyone present that he had proceeded to give the book to Prithviraj, who upon finishing it, expressed his interest in playing the role.
The veteran filmmaker also said that the movie will be a joint production venture between himself, Prof. Kunjiraman and Madhavan’s own son Ajay Kumar. Further details will be revealed by the end of the week, informed Ranjith to an already intrigued media and fan presence.
So there you have it folks – history meets tinsel town once again in Mollywood.
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