Lucifer will be an intense film relying completely on the actors’ performances: Prithviraj
Prithviraj’s directorial debut Lucifer starring Mohanlal will only go on floors next year but the movie has now been in the talks for over an year now. That is the level of expectations about this film as two of the biggest stars in Malayalam cinema are teaming up for the first time. Murali Gopy, known for his powerful writings is scripting this film and it will be produced under the banner of Mohanlal’s Aashirvad Cinemas.
Ever since the announcement, there have been several speculations about the genre and theme of this film. But the makers have remained tight lipped about what exactly this much awaited movie is all about. In a recent interview to Film Companion, Prithviraj gave some hints about the project. He was asked about his thoughts on the huge expectations and whether he is tensed about it.
Prithviraj is quoted saying, “I know that people who know me within the industry – they think it’s going to be one technical showcase and all that but it’s not. It’s going to be pretty much an actor’s film, I’m going to be shooting the actors. I would like my film to have great performances and it’s written by Murali, so, like all Murali Gopy films, it’s going to be intense. Unlike Tiyaan, it’s a film based completely on the ground reality in Kerala, so that’s all I can tell you right now.”
Murali Gopy has already proved his mettle as a writer with some of his works like Left Right Left, Ee Adutha Kaalathu and 1 by Two. He has repeatedly said that he is aware of Mohanlal’s stardom but assured that there will not be any compromise on the content or quality. The makers are planning to start the shoot by May next year.