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Exclusive! Ajagajantharam director Tinu Pappachan’s next with Jayasurya to be shot abroad

The movie is produced by Arun Narayan, who has also backed Jayasurya’s upcoming thriller Eesho

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jan 06, 2022
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Jayasurya and Tinu Pappachan

After two consecutive movies with Antony Varghese in the lead, director Tinu Pappachan will be joining hands with Malayalam actor Jayasurya for his third venture, which will be remarkably different from Swathandhryam Ardharathriyil and Ajagajantharam.

On the upcoming movie, its producer Arun Narayan tells OTTplay, “The final discussions of the film are over and the project is officially on with Jayasurya in the lead. The plan right now is to begin shooting the movie by March 2022. The film will be made on a big canvas and will also be shot in foreign locations such as Iran and the UAE.”

However, he also adds due to the current pandemic situation with COVID-19 cases rising across the world, the makers will take a call only after two weeks. “We have to gauge the situation before we execute the film. But as of now, we are going ahead with the plan,” he says.

Meanwhile, Arun is also producing the thriller Eesho, which has Jayasurya in the lead and is directed by Nadirshah. Ask him about the status of the movie, which is rumoured to be an OTT release, and he says, “We initially thought of an OTT release, but after the movie was cleared by the censor board and we got good feedback, we were thinking of a theatrical release by February mid. We got all the approvals by December 30. But now again with the lockdowns and surging cases, we have to re-analyse.”

Arun tells us that the movie is in its final stages of post-production with the CGI work now progressing. Meanwhile, Jayasurya is next set to work on the family entertainer Enthaada Saji, which is directed by Godfy Babu and has Kunchacko Boban as part of the cast. The actor also has another big-budget venture with veteran director Joshiy set to go on floors later this year.

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