The Shaji Kailas directorial, which also has Vivek Oberoi as part of the cast, is set to hit theatres on June 30
Last Updated: 02.38 AM, Jun 21, 2022
Following the theatrical success of Driving Licence, Ayyappanum Koshiyum and Jana Gana Mana, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Kaduva is a much-anticipated release – not just for the fans but also theatre exhibitors in Kerala. The movie, which is set for a June 30 worldwide release, will be getting a record number of screens for a Prithviraj-starrer in the State.
As per reports, the movie is currently slated to release in 375 theatres worldwide, much more than Prithviraj’s previous film Jana Gana Mana that had hit screens on April 28 and had competition from Mammootty’s CBI 5: The Brain and Jayaram’s Makal in Kerala. This time around, Kaduva is the lone big Malayalam release for the week with only Shane Nigam’s Ullasam and Sunny Wayne, Shine Tom Chacko-starrer Adithattu set to follow on July 1.
Kaduva, which is produced by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames, will also be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, apart from Malayalam.
Kaduva being a ‘mass’ action entertainer is also expected to bring in the youth audience, who are now proving to be the mainstay for theatricals since the pandemic. The film also marks Prithviraj’s return to the ‘mass’ action genre. Apart from the star, the Shaji Kailas directorial also has Vivek Oberoi returning to Malayalam after Lucifer. The Bollywood actor will be playing the role of a police officer in the movie, scripted by Jinu V Abraham.
The film, which is set in the 90s, has Prithviraj essaying the role of a Mundakkayam-based rubber planter named Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachan, who faces off against the police force of the area. Kaduva also stars Samyuktha Menon, Arjun Ashokan, Baiju Santosh and Rahul Madhav in pivotal roles.
Kaduva will be Prithviraj’s second theatrical release after the pandemic. His previous three theatricals have gone on be big hits in the box office.