Tentatively titled Gangs of Trivandrum, Krishand RK’s upcoming Malayalam web series will be available on SonyLIV
National Award-winning filmmaker Krishand RK, who is known for his critically acclaimed works such as Aavasavyuham and Purusha Pretham, is set to take on a new Malayalam web series. Tentatively titled Gangs of Trivandrum, the series is slated to be available for streaming on SonyLIV. Notably, this marks Krishand’s third web series, following Utsaha Ithihasam and Kraya Vikraya Prakriya.
Director Krishand RK initiates casting call for upcoming web series
Currently in the pre-production phase, Krishand and his team have released a casting call invite. They are specifically seeking actors aged 35 and above who are fluent in the Trivandrum accent. Further details about the project are expected to be revealed soon.
Krishand RK wins big in 2023 with Aavasavyuham and Purusha Pretham
The Malayalam director rose to fame through his 2018 web series Utsaha Ithihasam, and went on to make films like Aavasavyuham and Purusha Pretham (Darshana Rajendran).
Krishand made his debut in Malayalam cinema with the feature film Vrithakrithyilulla Chathuram. It competed under the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK’s) ‘International Competition’ category. The film won a Kerala State Film Award for ‘Best Background Music’.
His second film, Aavasavyuham: The Arbit Documentation of an Amphibian Hunt, competed in the 26th IFFK (2021), where it won the ‘FIPRESCI’ and ‘NETPAC’ awards for ‘Best Malayalam Film’. It also won the Kerala State Film Award for ‘Best Screenplay’ and Kerala State Film Award for ‘Best Film’.
Darshana Rajendran wins OTTplay award under the ‘Best Actor in a Negative Role’ category for Purusha Pretham
Darshana Rajendran, who starred in Krishand’s Purusha Pretham, won the OTTplay award under the ‘Best Actor in a Negative Role’ category for her stellar performance in the police procedural.
Speaking about Purusha Pretham, which got her her first award in a negative role, Darshana said that the movie was considered ‘a very small film’ by Krishand, which he was very hesitant to offer to the actress, as the character was nothing like someone playing a lead role would do. The director even thought that the Hridayam actress might reject it. But it turned out, the actress was keen on doing the role. “When he thought I was going to reject it, I jumped right in and said yes to do the film. It was an experience like none other. It got me my first award in a negative role”, Darshana elaborated.