The upcoming Shaji Kailas movie marks Prithviraj’s second theatrical release since the pandemic after Jana Gana Mana
Last Updated: 08.38 AM, Jun 01, 2022
After the stupendous success of Jana Gana Mana, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s fans are eagerly awaiting the Malayalam superstar’s next theatrical release – Kaduva. The audience as well as the makers will be hoping that the actor continues his successful run in theatres after Driving Licence, Ayyappanum Koshiyum and Jana Gana Mana with the upcoming film, which is set to release by the end of June.
In a recent Twitter Spaces session with Netflix South, Prithviraj talked about Kaduva, which has Shaji Kailas as its director. The film also marks a return to the ‘mass’ movie genre for Prithviraj after almost a decade.
“I had been consciously trying to avoid doing films in the ‘mass’ action genre. Scriptwriter Jinu Abraham knew fully well that I am not doing such movies and so when he approached me, he said, ‘Raju, listen to the script and if you think you don’t want to do it, that’s fine’. But when I heard the narration, I liked it,” said the actor, who is currently shooting for Aadujeevitham in Jordan.
The actor said that he heard the narration of Kaduva in 2019. “I thought it would be good if Shaji ettan directed it and so I called him and asked him to hear the script,” said Prithviraj. “Kaduva is a ‘mass’ action entertainer. Don’t expect beyond that or anything less than that.”
The upcoming film, which has Prithviraj playing a rubber planter who locks horns with the police officers in his area, also has Vivek Oberoi as part of the cast. Prithviraj and Vivek had previously shared screen space in the former’s directorial debut Lucifer. Samyuktha Menon, Arjun Ashokan, Seema, Baiju Santosh, Rahul Madhav and Alencier Ley are also part of the cast of the film, which is produced by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames. Jakes Bejoy is the composer of Kaduva.