Mohanlal and Tomichan Mulakupadam to come together once again after Pulimurugan!
The Mohanlal-Tomichan Mulakupadam story is a strange one. The latter, an UAE based businessman, started his journey as a film producer by funding Mohanlal’s Flash, which was released back in 2007. The Sibi Malayil directorial was a colossal failure in the box office. Exactly nine years after that the duo joined hands once again for a big budget venture, Pulimurugan. What happened after that is part of Mollywood’s history books.
Pulimurugan broke all pre-existing records of a Malayalam movie. It emerged as the first and the only Malayalam movie till date to enter the prestigious 100 crore club. The movie was a wake up call for all those who believed that big budget movies are not commercially viable in Malayalam film industry. With the enormous success of Pulimurugan, Mulakupadam Films established themselves as the leading banner in industry.
If reports are to be believed, Tomichan and Mohanlal are planning to come together once again for another biggie. Veteran filmmaker Joshiy will be helming this project and Pulimurugan’s writer Udhayakrishna is behind the script. There are rumours about this project being titled as Wayandan Thamban, but it is yet to be confirmed. Joshiy’s last few outings have all been failures, so the director will be looking forward to get back to winning ways with this Mohanlal starer.
Meanwhile, Mohanlal is 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 in December. He has also committed for a multilingual mass entertainer with Priyadarshan, which is planned to go on floors early next year. Prithviraj’s Lucifer is scheduled to start by the month of May. So it is not yet clear when Mohanlal will start working on his film with Joshiy.
The superstar’s next release is Villain, a crime thriller directed by B Unnikrishnan. The movie is slated to hit screens on the 27th of this month.