Exclusive! Ranam director Nirmal Sahadev to direct Unni Mukundan in an intense, raw action film
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Exclusive! Ranam director Nirmal Sahadev to direct Unni Mukundan in an intense, raw action film

Nirmal Sahadev also has mythical horror film Kumari, which has Aishwarya Lekshmi and Roshan Mathew

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Sep 23, 2021
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Unni Mukundan | Credit: Sreenath N Unnikrishnan

Right from his debut directorial Ranam, Nirmal Sahadev has shown he will be pushing the envelope in terms of content and making. The filmmaker, who has already announced a mythical horror film Kumari with Aishwarya Lekshmi, is also in talks to helm an action film with Unni Mukundan in the lead.

When OTTplay reached out to Nirmal, the filmmaker, who co-wrote Nivin Pauly’s Hey Jude, told us that the project is still at its nascent stages of discussion. “We haven’t figured out the details yet. It’s a raw action flick with some intense performances. The rest, the cast and production, are all in its initial phases,” says the director.

Nirmal is next set to begin production of Kumari, which is influenced by the mythical folklore of Kerala. Apart from Aishwarya Lekshmi and Roshan Mathew, the film will also have six other actors playing prominent characters.

Meanwhile, a source close to Unni Mukundan confirms that the actor is part of the movie, which “will be the bloodiest action movie in Malayalam”. “It will be made, keeping in mind a pan Indian audience with plans to release it in five languages,” says the source.

Unni is all set to sign his fourth Telugu movie this year that again is touted to be a pan-Indian release “packed with action, romance and emotions”. The big budget commercial entertainer is expected to begin shooting in early 2022 with the team expected to make an official announcement on Dussehra. The actor, who is also part of Ravi Teja’s Khiladi, had earlier told OTTplay in an interview that he will be starring in a Telugu movie as the solo lead. The movie will be directed by Khiladi’s filmmaker Ramesh Varma.

The Mollywood actor also has a host of projects with Vishnu Mohan's Meppadiyan, Ravi K Chandran's Bhramam, Viyaan Vishnu's Ek Din, Prithviraj Sukumaran's Bro Daddy and Jeethu Joseph's 12th Man, which he is currently filming. The actor will also be producing Shefeekkinte Santhosham and Bruce Lee, which will have him in the lead role. 

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