Prithviraj and Jayan Nambiar team up for Vilayath Buddha
Prithviraj Sukumaran and his former associate Jayan Nambiar are teaming up for a film based on GR Indugopan’s novel ‘Vilayath Buddha’. The film was supposed to be directed by Sachy, who unfortunately passed away earlier this year. The late filmmaker was working on its script before his untimely demise. Indugopan and Rajesh are now penning the script and they are planning to start shooting only after the pandemic threat is over.
The story of ‘Vilayath Buddha’ revolves around Bhaskaran master, who grows a sandalwood tree in his yard for a personal reason, and his student Double Mohanan, a smuggler, who challenges his teacher that he will cut down the tree. While Prithviraj will be seen playing Double Mohanan’s role, the makers are yet to give reveal the name of the actor who will be essaying Bhaskaran Master’s part.
Prithviraj and Jayan Nambiar had initially planned to collaborate for another film, which was to be scripted by Sachy. However, after his passing away, that project got dropped. It was then Prithviraj who insisted Jayan Nambiar to take up ‘Vilayath Buddha’.
Prithviraj and Jayan Nambiar are also working on another project. It is a mythological film which the latter is co-directing along with debutant Gokulraj Bhaskar. Prithwiraj is starring in the film, which is touted to India’s first movie to be shot completely in virtual production.