Empuraan, helmed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, who also stars in it, has Mohanlal in the lead role. The sequel to Lucifer is set to go on floors in October
Lucifer director and actor Prithviraj Sukumaran has unveiled the launch video for Empuraan, the sequel to the hit 2019 film. He did this through a post on X (formerly Twitter). The video features the cuts from Lucifer and ends with Indrajith Sukumaran's character saying, 'He is coming back.'
Empuraan is slated to go on floors on October 5 and will be released in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Lyca Productions will support Aashirvad Cinemas, which backed Lucifer, in the sequel. Prithviraj welcomed the production company to the Malayalam industry through a post on X. Earlier, there were reports about Lyca foraying into Malayalam through a Dileep film.
Empuraan's first look
Prithviraj recently shared a look for the Empuraan on social media. The picture featured a ring that resembled the cicada ring seen in the final scene of Lucifer. Prithviraj also tagged actors like Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas, and Indrajith Sukumaran, confirming their presence in the sequel.
Why the shoot of Empuraan has been delayed
The first schedule of the shoot for Empuraan is scheduled to commence in Delhi and Ladakh. The shoot of the film was initially to commence in August but later got postponed due to an injury that Prithviraj sustained on the set of his other film, Vilayath Buddha. The actor-director had to take rest and undergo rigorous physiotherapy sessions post-injury. Prithviraj was recently seen on the set of Mohanlal's other film, Neru, which hinted that the shoot of Empuraan would commence soon.
Empuraan, the sequel to Lucifer
Empuraan is the sequel to the 2019 hit film Lucifer, which is among the top-grossing Malayalam films of all time. Lucifer dealt with themes like the Illuminati, drug trafficking, and money laundering, all set against a political backdrop in Kerala. Scripted by Murali Gopy, the film franchise has been designed as a trilogy. In Lucifer, Mohanlal played the lead role, Stephen Nedumpally, who has a mysterious past that will be unveiled in the sequel.