Hombale Films has already ventured into Malayalam with Fahadh Faasil's Dhoomam and Prithviraj Sukumaran's Tyson
Last Updated: 08.05 AM, Dec 29, 2022
KGF and Kantara producers Hombale Films are looking at other film industries to widen their horizons next year. The marquee production house, which has already set sights on Malayalam cinema with Fahadh Faasil's Dhoomam and Prithviraj Sukumaran's Tyson, has reportedly approached superstar Mohanlal for a movie.
Rumours have been rife that officials from the production house have already had a round of discussions with the Drishyam superstar. However, it's not yet clear whether it's for a new Malayalam movie, a co-production venture with Prithviraj Productions or Aashirvad Cinemas, or a pan-Indian multi-starrer with Mohanlal in a pivotal role. All three possibilities have been speculated.
Mohanlal, meanwhile, has a busy 2023 with the actor set to kick off the new year with Lijo Jose Pellissery's big budget venture titled Malaikottai Vaaliban, which also has Danish Sait making his Mollywood debut. The film, scripted by PS Rafique, will be shot in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The actor also has Shaji Kailas' Alone set to release on January 26, 2023, the 4K version of Spadikam on February 9, 2023 and his own directorial debut Barroz: Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure in March 2023.
Mohanlal is expected to complete work on Jeethu Joseph's Ram duology and its first instalment could release in the first half of the year. The superstar will join the shoot of Prithviraj's directorial, Empuraan, by mid 2023. The second instalment of the Lucifer franchise will focus on the past and present of Mohanlal's character Ab'ram Khureshi aka Stephen Nedumpally.
The actor has also signed up for a big budget Telugu-Malayalam period action film titled Vrushaba, which is expected to go on floors by the end of the year.
Hombale Films, meanwhile, is expected to release KGF director Prashanth Neel's Salaar in 2023. The film, which has Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, will begin its next schedule in Hyderabad and will have a 2-week schedule in Italy with its two lead actors in the first half of 2023.
Meanwhile, Dhoomam, which stars Fahadh and Aparna Balamurali, had begun shooting a few months ago. The movie is directed by Lucia filmmaker Pawan Kumar.