Priyamvada Krishnan was also part of Mammootty’s Rorschach
Last Updated: 06.12 AM, Jan 10, 2023
The makers of Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Vilayath Buddha, which is currently being shot, released a behind-the-scenes footage of the Jayan Nambiar directorial recently. The video also revealed the cast and crew of the film, which is based on GR Indugopan’s eponymous novel.
The movie, which once again revolves around the ego clashes between two men much like Prithviraj’s Driving Licence, Ayyappanum Koshiyum and Kaduva, was initially set to be helmed by the late filmmaker Sachy. The director’s untimely demise left Jayan, who had assisted him in Anarkali and Ayyappanum Koshiyum, to take up the reins.
The film revolves around Bhaskaran master, who grows a premium quality sandalwood tree in his backyard, and his former student and smuggler Double Mohanan. The latter challenges Bhaskaran that he would cut down the tree and sell it for money.
While Kottayam Ramesh was initially considered to play the part of Bhaskaran in the movie, the team later picked Shammi Thilakan. Prithviraj will be seen essaying the grey role of Mohanan in the film, which also has Priyamvada Krishnan as the female protagonist. Priyamvada, who had made her debut with Thottappan in 2019, was recently seen in movies such as Mammootty’s Rorschach, which is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, and Arjun Ashokan’s Thattassery Koottam, which is set to drop on ZEE5 on January 13.
Vilayathu Buddha, which is produced by Urvashi Theatres, is scripted by Indugopan and Rajesh Pinnadan. Anu Mohan also essays a pivotal character in the movie.
Meanwhile, Urvashi Theatres’ latest production Saudi Vellakka, which is helmed by Tharun Moorthy, released on Sony LIV recently. The film’s director had told OTTplay that the producers were a prime reason the movie materialised.
“I could get producers who understood my conviction and stood by me. If it wasn’t for Urvashi Theatres and Sandip Senan, Saudi Vellakka would never have happened. Everyone wanted the director of Operation Java to do a superstar film next, but they wanted me to do a film that I wanted and supported me,” he said.