Prithviraj’s upcoming movies in 2018!
Prithviraj had a not-so-great 2017 as only one out of his four releases worked well at the box office. While his horror flick Ezra emerged as a blockbuster, the much hyped Tiyaan ended up as a big disappointment. The dark thriller Adam Joan did average business and his Christmas release Vimaanam is finding it hard to get screens amidst the Aadu and Masterpiece wave. However, 2018 promises to be a great year for Prithviraj as he has some highly exciting films coming up.
Ranam aka Detroit Crossing, directed by newcomer Nirmal Sahadev will be Prithviraj’s first to hit screens this year. It is an action thriller set entirely in the United States. The movie based on some real-life incidents is about the lives of the immigrant community in Detroit. Prithviraj plays a Tamil street gang member in the movie, which also stars Rahman and Isha Talwar in major roles.
Next on the line is My Story, directed by debutante Roshni Dinaker. The movie scripted by noted actor/scenarist Shankar Ramakrishnan is a romantic entertainer set in two different timelines. Parvathy plays the female lead in the movie.
Prithviraj was last seen shooting for Anjali Menon’s movie which also stars Parvathy and Nazriya in the lead roles. The team had been shooting in Ooty for over a month before taking a break. Anjali Menon has scripted this movie based on relationships and their values. It is said to be a light hearted family entertainer in which Nazriya and Prithviraj play siblings. Director Ranjith, Hindi actor Atul Kulkarni, Roshan Mathew, Sidharth Menon and Maala Parvathy are also part of the supporting cast.
Another film that Prithviraj will be shooting in 2018 is Aadujeevitham. Blessy will be helming this epic film which is being planned to be shot over a period of two years. The movie is based on Benyamin’s award winning novel of the same name, which is about the life of an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia. Prithviraj will be undergoing drastic physical changes for Aadujeevitham. The makers have planned to shoot the movie in various schedules through the time span of which Prithviraj will be going through multiple physical transformations. The first schedule will kick-start in February. It is being planned to be made simultaneously in Malayalam and Hindi.
After wrapping up the first leg of shoot of Aadujeevitham, Prithviraj will start works for his directorial debut ‘Lucifer’ starring superstar Mohanlal in the lead. Murali Gopy is scripting this film and is being produced by Mohanlal’s own production house Aashirvad Cinemas. More details regarding this much awaited project is expected to be officially announced very soon.
Prithviraj is the go to man for Malayali filmmakers to do real life characters. Celluloid, Ennu Ninte Moideen and the recently released Vimaanam are fine examples. Another such film that is coming up is Meter Gauge 1904, which will be directed by ‘Vimaanam’ fame Pradeep M Nair. The movie is about Travancore’s first meter gauge railway service. Prithviraj will be playing the role of Kuruvila, an engineer who was one of the pillars of construction of the famous Kollam-Shenkottai meter gauge. The movie is said to be a historic fiction which comprise of real life events and historic elements as well. Since the movie demands a lot of research and preparations, it is still not known when it will go on floors.
Apart from these above mentioned projects, Prithviraj has also committed for a movie based on Velu Thampi Dalawa’s life with Viji Thambi and another one with Ranjith Sankar.