The movie, scripted by Murali Gopy, has completed its post-production and set to release this year
After the socio-political thrillers Tiyaan and Lucifer, brothers Prithviraj and Indrajith Sukumaran’s next, scripted by Murali Gopy, titled Theerpu is gearing up for release. The team has completed its post-production recently and its director Rathish Ambat tells OTTplay that the film will release soon.
“We are looking to release it either November mid or December mid. We had completed the shoot with the actors before the second lockdown earlier this year. We now have two more days of shoot left, but the scenes don’t have any actors. These are for crowd sequences as part of the intercuts of a song and we will be filming it as soon as we get the permission by the end of the month,” says the director.
Much like Murali Gopy and Rathish’s previous collaboration Kammarasambhavam, Theerpu too has an ensemble cast featuring Prithviraj, Indrajith, Vijay Babu, Saiju Kurup, Srikanth Murali, Lukman Avaran, Shaju Sreedhar, Isha Talwar, Hannah Reji Koshy and Sreelakshmi.
On the movie, the director says, “It’s got a rooted story and is an intriguing drama about friendships. Theerpu’s format is more like an allegory where you have a story within a story. That’s all we can reveal right now.”
Theerpu will mark Prithviraj’s fourth release this year after Cold Case, Kuruthi and Bhramam – all three of which had released directly on Amazon Prime Video. Ask Rathish whether the upcoming movie will be a theatrical release, considering that cinema halls in Kerala are set to reopen from October 25, and the filmmaker says that they are yet to take a call on the release platform.