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Alphonse Puthren’s Prithviraj, Nayanthara-starrer titled Gold, Neram-style thriller on cards

The movie, which will be bankrolled by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames, also has Ajmal Amir in a pivotal role

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Aug 31, 2021
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Nayanthara, Alphonse Puthren and Prithviraj

After a long wait and multiple film announcements, Premam director Alphonse Puthren will begin work on his next. The upcoming movie, which has Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nayanthara in the lead, is titled Gold and will be produced jointly by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames.

A source close to the production team tells us that the movie will be similar to Alphonse's earlier Malayalam-Tamil bilingual Neram, which had Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim as part of the cast. Gold will entirely be shot outside Kerala, just Prithviraj’s ongoing film Bro Daddy, which is filmed in Hyderabad.

Apart from Prithviraj and Nayanthara, the movie also has Ajmal Amir in a pivotal role. Shoot of Gold is expected to begin by mid-September after Prithviraj is done shooting for Bro Daddy.

Alphonse, whose last project was the 2015 film Premam, had last year announced that he will be teaming up with Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara for Paattu. The filmmaker had also learnt music for the movie, for which he had also composed the tracks. However, the pandemic had led to the scheduling conflicts between the lead actors’ dates and this has resulted in getting the project pushed to next year, and Alphonse beginning work on Gold.

The movie marks the first collaboration between Prithviraj and Alphonse. Prithviraj and Nayanthara had also worked earlier in a song for Twenty-20. With the actors’ and director’s popularity in both Malayalam and Tamil, it remains to be seen if the film is planned as a bilingual, just like the dark comedy-thriller Neram.

Meanwhile, Prithviraj’s next release could be Bhramam, which is the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun. The makers of the film are currently eyeing an OTT release.

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