Joju George, Prithviraj Star to be first Malayalam film to hit theatres after reopening
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Joju George, Prithviraj's Star to be first Malayalam film to hit theatres after reopening in October

The movie, directed by Domin D’Silva, also has Sheelu Abraham as part of the cast

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 06, 2021
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Joju George’s Star, which is directed by Domin D’Silva, will be the first Malayalam movie to hit theatres in Kerala after they reopen on October 25. The movie, which also has Sheelu Abraham and Prithviraj Sukumaran, is scheduled to release in cinema halls on October 29.

While several movies have already announced their release dates, most have been scheduled for a November release, keeping in mind the 50% capacity that the government has allowed after October 25. Filmmakers are hoping this will be increased to 100% by next month.

Star, however, will be releasing in theatres despite the limited capacity allowed. In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Domin said, “Star has to be watched in theatres; the sound design of this particular film has its own importance. Moreover, every filmmaker wants to see his movie on the big screen.”

The film is a psychological mystery in which Joju and Sheelu play husband and wife. “It will bust a lot of myths and superstitions of Malayalis. We have tried to address these scientifically in the movie, which will be enjoyed by the family audience too,” said Domin.

Prithviraj, meanwhile, will be seen in an extended cameo and plays an important role in the climax of the movie. “He essays a doctor and we needed someone of his stature to say that content in the film,” said the director, who had earlier helmed Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam. Star is written by Suvin Somashekaran with music by M Jayachandran and Ranjin Raj.

Joju also has Madhuram, which he also co-produced, lined up for a theatrical release soon. Prithviraj, meanwhile, has Bhramam is a direct-to-OTT release that will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from October 7.

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