Pre-production works in full swing for Prithviraj’s epic film Kaaliyan!
It is already known that Prithviraj will be starring in an epic period film, Kaaliyan. Ad filmmaker Mahesh S is making his directorial debut with this movie based on the Southern Ballads (Thekkan Paatukal). BT Anil Kumar has scripted the movie after doing research works for nearly five years. This big budget movie is being funded by Magic Moon Productions.
Since it is an epic period-drama, the movie demands extensive pre-production and the makers are currently on it. They have hired animation experts from India and abroad to develop the pre-visualization digital story board. A Trivandrum based IT company is involved in the process, which they are hoping to complete in six months time.
After that, the makers will start the audition process. All the actors will have to undergo rigorous training prior to shoot. Along with Prithviraj, veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj will also be there in a problem role in the movie. Kaaliyan movie tells the story of Kunchirakkottu Kali, a warrior who lived in the 17th century in Venad. Kaaliyan was a trusted disciple of Iravikkutty Pillai, a legendary warrior. Though Iraivikutty Pillai and his life story went on to be a part of history, Kaaliyan remained an unsung hero.
Prithviraj will be starting his preparations for Kaaliyan after he finishes works for his directorial debut ‘Lucifer’. Kaaliyan demands him to undergo intense training in martial arts. The actor who is well known for his commitment, will also be working out to build a warrior’s physique.
Technically, unlike the usual VFX-heavy period films, Kaaliyan has been planned to be made as realistic as possible with minimal graphic works. The team is also in talks with action choreographers working in the world famous TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Their plan is to use novel and realistic stunts in the movie.
Bollywood’s leading composer trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy is making their Malayalam debut with Kaaliyan. Sujith Vaassudev has been signed as the cinematographer and National award winner Shajith Koyeri will be handling the sound design