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Exclusive! Hridayam producer confirms Pranav Mohanlal film will release as planned if there isn’t a lockdown

The movie, directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan, also has Kalyani Priyadarshan and Darshana Rajendran in the lead

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.02 AM, Jan 13, 2022

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After Dulquer Salmaan’s Salute deferred its release date owing to the COVID-19 situation, rumours were rife that other big films such as Vineeth Sreenivasan’s Hridayam, Rajeev Ravi’s Thuramukham and Aashiq Abu’s Naaradhan would also follow suit. While the makers of Thuramukham are still contemplating on whether to go ahead with the film’s release on January 20, Hridayam’s producer Visakh Subramaniam has confirmed to OTTplay that the movie is still on track for its January 21 release date.

Talking exclusively to us, the producer says, “As of now, we are aiming at a January 21 release, provided that the government doesn’t announce a weekend lockdown or the number of shows in theatres are reduced from four. Right now, we have already begun installing the hoardings and the promotions are on. So, unless there’s a lockdown, we will be releasing the movie as planned.”

The team of the movie, which has Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Darshana Rajendran in the lead, is set to begin promotions by the end of the week in Kochi. The songs from the film that have already become a talking point, will be released in two parts, starting from Thursday. Hesham Abdul Wahab has composed 15 tracks for the movie, which is touted to be a coming-of-age tale.

Hridayam marks Vineeth’s fifth directorial after Malarvadi Arts Club, Thattathin Marayathu, Thira and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. The movie reportedly revolves around Pranav’s character Arun and his life from college days till his wedding.

Shot in Kerala and Chennai, the movie is also inspired by certain incidents that have happened in the lives of Vineeth and his friends. The team had also shot in KCG College of Engineering in Chennai, where Vineeth and wife Divya had studied.

Apart from the lead cast, the film also has Aju Varghese, Arun Kurian, Vijayaraghavan and Annu Antony in pivotal roles.

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