Prithviraj bids adieu to August Cinemas
Prithviraj has ended his association with August Cinemas, a production and distribution house he started in 2011 along with Shaji Nadesan and Santhosh Sivan. Actor Arya joined the company later. Prithviraj informed this to his followers with a Facebook note titled The End Is Always A Beginning.
Here’s the note,
THE END IS ALWAYS A BEGINNING
It’s been 6 years and more. Back in 2011, out of a dream to create a film that would truly attempt to make a statement on the excellence in Malayalam cinema, Santosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan and I joined hands to form August Cinema Pvt Ltd. Through the last 6 years, we have continuously striven to facilitate deserving and aesthetic cinema and I genuinely am thankful for the efforts of my partners in doing the same.
Today, I believe that it’s time for me to start travelling on a different tangent, and on that journey, I might not always be able to be part of a partnership. So with great memories, heartfelt gratitude and some films that I will be proud of forever, I bid adieu to August Cinemas. I will always remain a well wisher of the company, and I have faith that the brand will continue to be associated with the kind of films I set out to make with this dream.
Wishing Shaji Nadesan, Santosh Sivan and Arya the very best in the journey ahead,
August Cinemas’ first production venture was Urumi, released in 2011. Later they produced films like Indian Rupee, Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty, Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, Double Barrel, Darwinte Parinamam and Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. The company was also active in the distribution arena taking up films like Manjadikkuru, Molly Aunty Rocks, Bachelor Party, 5 Sundarikal, Bangalore Days, Iyobinte Pusthakam, Lukka Chuppi etc. Their last production was the Mammootty starrer The Great Father, which was a huge box office success.