Prithviraj talks about his next film Vimanam
Vimanam directed by debutant Pradeep M Nair stars Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead. Official first look poster of the movie was released recently. The movie is inspired from the real life of Saji Thomas, a hearing and speech impaired person who built a light weight aircraft on his own.
Recently, Prithviraj talked about how he signed for the movie. He said “Pradeep told me about the movie back in 2012. I asked him for the script for discuss further discussions.
He came to meet me in 2014 when I was shooting for Sapthmasree Thaskaraa in Thrissur. The shoot was planned for day night and there were breaks in between the shifts. So I told Pradeep that to narrate the screen but also said that I will have to go back to the sets when they call me.
But what happened was the exact opposite. I listened to the whole script even when they were calling me from the location for shoot. I was really impressed after hearing the whole script. I told Pradeep that I will produce the movie itself if no one else is coming forward.”
Vimanam is not a biography about Saji Thomas’ life. It will have an endearing romantic track also. The movie will have two time periods and so the lead character played by Prithviraj will have two different appearance look wise.
Nedumudi Venu, Sudheer Karamana, Shanthi Krishna and many other prominent supporting actors are also part of the cast. The female lead will be a new comer who has not yet been finalized.
Vimanam will be a big budget movie that will involve lot of VFX works for the flying scenes. Prithviraj will also be taking flying courses for playing the part on the movie. Gopi Sunder is composing the music for this movie which will be produced by Listin Stephen.
The movie will go on floors on January 20. Shoot will majorly happen in Batkal in Mangalore. Kochi and Delhi are the other locations