Mohanlal to play a mahout in Spadikam director Bhadran’s next!
It’s been a while since reports have been doing the rounds about a Mohanlal-Bhadran project. The latest we hear that is the project is indeed on. Reportedly, Bhadran pitched an idea to Mohanlal during the shoot of Velipadinte Pusthakam. Mohanlal was highly excited by the subject and immediately squeezed in dates for the movie from his busy schedule.
Like the duo’s previous outings, this one will also be a mass action film. Mohanlal will be playing the role of a mahout, which is a first in his three decade long career. Mohanlal has given a whopping 100 days for the movie, which is entirely set in the backdrop of a forest. Director Bhadran is currently busy finishing the screenplay.
Sophia Paul’s Weekend Blockbusters is in talks for production. It must be noted that Mohanlal’s first release this year, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol was produced by the same banner. An official confirmation is still awaited regarding this upcoming movie.
Director Bhadran has previously worked with Mohanlal in four films namely Uncle Bun, Spadikam, Olympiyan Anthony Adam and Udayon. Spadikam, released in 1995, is widely regarded as one of Mohanlal’s best films till date. The movie enjoys a enjoys a cult status among the Malayali audience. Earlier this year on Mohanalal’s birthday, Spadikam was re-released after a gap of 22 long years.
If the reports turn out to be true and Mohanlal joins hands with Bhadran, then we can certainly expect a high voltage mass entertainer. Meanwhile, Mohanlal is currently busy shooting for VA Shrikumar Menon’s Odiyan in Palakkad. After its completion, he will be joining the sets of Ajoy Varma’s thriller film, slated to go on floors in December.
The superstar also has Priyadarshan’s multilingual mass entertainer, Prithviraj’s directorial debut Lucifer, Joshiy’s family drama, a Shaji Kailas-Renji Panicker movie and the 1000 crore magnum opus Mahabharata in the pipeline.