12th Man, which is a murder mystery, also has Aditi Balan, Sshivada, Unni Mukundan and Saiju Kurup
It’s been back-to-back projects for superstar Mohanlal since the restrictions were lifted after the second lockdown. The actor, who has three movies awaiting release, has recently finished shooting for Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man in Idukki.
Mohanlal had joined the sets of the mystery thriller, which also has Unni Mukundan, Sshivada, Saiju Kurup, Anu Mohan, Priyanka Nair, Rahul Madhav and Aditi Balan, right after completing the shoot of Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Bro Daddy in Hyderabad.
While Mohanlal’s role in the movie has been kept under wraps, the film, which is scripted by KR Krishna Kumar, marks Jeethu’s third consecutive movie with the superstar, after Drishyam 2 and Ram. The latter, which also stars Trisha in the lead, has its portions that are to be shot in the UK pending. The team is expected to resume the shoot of the thriller as soon the conditions are favourable.
Mohanlal will next join the sets of Shaji Kailas’ directorial, scripted by Rajesh Jayaraman. The movie marks the first collaboration between the superhit director and superstar after 12 years. The Narasimham and Aaram Thampuran duo had last worked together in Red Chillies.
Mohanlal, meanwhile, has also been training for Priyadarshan’s upcoming boxing film. The actor, in fact, had a boxing ring installed on the sets of Jeethu’s 12th Man, so he could practice the sport while he was not shooting for the movie.
Both Mohanlal and Priyadarshan are also set to team up for Netflix’s upcoming anthology based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories. Their venture will reportedly be based on Olavum Theeravum, which was made into a movie starring Madhu in 1970. The upcoming venture is said to be a tribute to the makers of the yesteryear film.