Theerpu, which is directed by Rathish Ambat, is set to hit theatres on August 25
Last Updated: 04.19 AM, Aug 11, 2022
After breaking a dry spell of a theatrical release since the pandemic with Jana Gana Mana in April this year, Prithviraj Sukumaran is already gearing up for his fourth theatrical release in six months. The actor, whose last film was Kaduva, will have a release each in August and September with Rathish Ambat’s Theerpu and Alphonse Puthren’s Gold.
Theerpu, which will hit theatres on August 25, was initially planned as a direct-to-OTT release. The makers now seem to have changed those plans for the multi-starrer that also has Indrajith Sukumaran, Vijay Babu, Hannah Reji Koshy, Isha Talwar and Saiju Kurup in pivotal roles.
In an earlier interview with us, Rathish had told us that the film is an allegory. “It has a story within a story and has a format that is entirely different from what scriptwriter Murali Gopy and I had tried out in Kammarasambhavam,” he said, adding that Theerpu is a proper drama satire that happens in the present era. The film will also encompass friendships, politics and history, the director added.
The movie also marks the third time Prithviraj and Indrajith are acting together for Murali’s script after Tiyaan and Lucifer. Indrajith plays a cop named Kalyan Menon in the movie, which went on floors in 2021 and had completed shooting earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Prithviraj also has another much-awaited film gearing up for release with Alphonse Puthren’s Gold. The movie, which marks the comeback directorial of the Premam filmmaker after a gap of seven years, also has Nayanthara in the lead.
Packed with a stellar cast that also includes Roshan Mathew, Chemban Vinod Jose, Ajmal Amir, Vinay Forrt, Deepti Sati and Shabareesh, the movie is expected to hit theatres during Onam. It will clash with Biju Menon’s Oru Thekkan Thallu Case, Nivin Pauly’s Padavettu, Basil Joseph’s Paaltu Janwar, Siju Wilson’s Pathonpathaam Noottandu and Mammootty’s Rorschach at the festival box office.