Mohanlal-Priyadarshan segment in Netflix anthology titled Olavum Theeravum
We had earlier reported about Netflix planning a 10-part film series, which will all be based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s stories. Filmmakers like Santosh Sivan, Shyamaprasad and Jayaraj are directing a segment each in it.
Priyadarshan will be directing two segments, shoot for one of which starring Biju Menon has already begun in Pattambi. The other one will star Mohanlal in it. As per reports, it is based on ‘Olavum Theeravum’, the 1970-classic directed by PN Menon. MT Vasudevan Nair scripted the film based on his own story of the same title, published in an anthology of short stories in 1957.
Priyadarshan will be retelling the story in his own style. Mohanlal will be playing the lead role of Bapputty, which was essayed by Madhu in the the orginal film. More details regarding the project are awaited.
The Netflix anthology is produced by News Value Productions Pvt Ltd headed by MT’s daughter Aswathy V Nair and Sudheer Ambalappad. A proper formal announcement regarding the directors and team members is expected to be made soon.