The film marks Shaji Kailas and Bhavana’s first collaboration since 2006’s Chintamani Kolacase.
Last Updated: 08.14 AM, Jan 07, 2023
Shaji Kailas is certainly keeping busy these days. Just days after the release of his last film Kaapa, the director announced that he was already starting work on his next film, Hunt, which stars Bhavana in the lead. Time and again, the director has proved his mettle at bringing some memorable thrillers to Malayalam viewers, and it seems that his next will also be something along the same lines, if the first look poster of the same is anything to go by.
The first look poster of Hunt was launched on Saturday by Kaapa star Prithviraj Sukumaran on social media. The intriguing poster featuring Bhavana was also shared by the actress, with the caption “#HUNT @shaji_kailas Thank you @therealprithvi for launching the first look poster @thechandhunadh @aditi.ravi @anu.mohan.k @nandufilmactor @ajmal_amir #Bhavana #BhavanaMenon #Hunt #ShajiKailas #Mrsjune6”
Check out the first look poster below:
The upcoming thriller went on floors on December 28 with a Pooja ceremony. The Shaji Kailas directorial is written by debutant Nikhil Anand and produced by K Radhakrishnan. Hunt will see Bhavana share the screen with Anu Mohan, Rahul Madhav, G Chandunath, Ajmal Ameer, Renji Panicker, Aditi Ravi and Nandu.
Hunt marks Shaji and Bhavana’s first collaboration in more than 15 years. The duo had last worked together on the 2006 Suresh Gopi starrer Chintamani Kolacase, streaming on Disney+Hotstar.
Bhavana’s last Malayalam film came in the form of Adam Joan(2017). Her next Malayalam release is Adhil Maimoonath Asharaf directorial Ntikkakkakoru Premondarnn, a family drama starring Sharafudeen, Anarkali Nazar, Ashokan and Shebin Benson.
Shaji’s last directorial was Prithviraj starrer gangster drama Kaapa, which also featured Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali and Anna Ben in pivotal roles. The film was released in theatres on December 22. The director’s next film is Alone, touted to be a single actor pandemic thriller starring Mohanlal.