Prithviraj and Mammootty to star in Kunchan Nambiar biopic!
For the last few years, veteran director Hariharan has been planning to make an ambitious film based on the life of Kunchan Nambiar. In a recent interview, the director has revealed that he has got Prithviraj to play Kunchan Nambiar’s role and Mammootty to essay a cameo role as king Marthanda Varma. The film titled as ‘Kalakkathu Kunchan Nambiar’ was supposed to be officially launched with a pooja ceremony on Vishu day but the makers had to drop their plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hariharan is a National-award winning director known for helming big-scale films like ‘Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha’ and ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’. Few years back, the director had announced that he would be making a mythological film titled ‘Syamanthakam’ with Prithviraj. It is learnt that the project got dropped in the initial stages itself and instead Hariharan has been working on the Kunchan Nambiar biopic. It is scripted by K Jayakumar and will be produced by Gokulam Films.
Considering the dreadful Covid-19 scenario, we will have to wait and see what the future of such big projects will be. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.