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Prithviraj Sukumaran introduces the world of Aishwarya Lekshmi’s Kumari filled 'with darkness, magic and demons'

The teaser trailer of the mythological horror film, directed by Nirmal Sahadev, was unveiled through Prithviraj’s social media page

Prithviraj Sukumaran introduces the world of Aishwarya Lekshmi’s Kumari filled 'with darkness, magic and demons'
Aishwarya Lekshmi and Prithviraj Sukumaran
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 12.07 PM, Sep 24, 2022

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Prithviraj Sukumaran finally pulled the covers off director Nirmal Sahadev’s much-awaited mythological horror film Kumari, which has Aishwarya Lekshmi and Shine Tom Chacko in the lead.

The teaser of the movie was released through the page of the actor, who is also presenting the film through his banner Prithviraj Productions. The teaser kicks off with Prithviraj reading a book of Kumari and a place named Kaanhiraghat where “people go to any extent to protect their traditions and power”.

Aishwarya’s Kumari comes to the land after being married to Shine Tom Chacko’s character, but unknown to her, the entire land and its people have been waiting for her for centuries. “The world full of darkness, magic, demons and demigods become her world too,” narrates Prithviraj in the teaser.

The film also stars Giju John, Surabhi Lakshmi, Swastika and Shivajith Nambiar in pivotal roles. The shoot of the film had wrapped up earlier this year with the dubbing finishing this month.

In a recent interview with OTTplay, Aishwarya said, “Kumari’s genre is something that I love watching. I love reading books about mythology. The film is very rooted in Kerala’s culture and we have taken stories from Aithihyamala and also spoken to people who have been around for close to a century, and used all of those into the film.”

The movie also marks her second movie in a titular role after Archana 31 Not Out earlier this year. Kumari, which is also scripted by Nirmal, is the director’s second venture after Ranam, which had Prithviraj Sukumaran, Isha Talwar and Rahman in the lead.

Screengrabs from Kumari teaser
Screengrabs from Kumari teaser

The upcoming movie, which is expected to be a theatrical release, has Jakes Bejoy as the composer. Jakes, Nirmal, Giju and Sreejith Sarang are also producing the movie, which has Abraham Joseph as its cinematographer and Aishwarya Lekshmi as its co-producer. The Ponniyin Selvan actress had previously also served as a co-producer in Sai Pallavi’s Gargi.

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