Renji Panicker is back to scripting; Working on three films for Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi and Prithviraj
Renji Panicker was once known as a firebrand scriptwriter whose heroes went all out to put an end to the social evils. He was famous for his hard hitting English stuffed dialogues and heroic punchlines. Ekalavyan, Commissioner, The King, Lelam and Pathram were some of his most acclaimed movies. The veteran has also tried his hand in direction by helming two films- Roudram and Bharatchandran IPS.
After the debacle of the much hyped King and The Commissioner, Renji Panicker took a break from scripting. He started acting in films and soon established himself as a bankable actor who can play solid supporting characters. Some of his noted roles are-the veteran wrestler in Godha, the titular role in Jacobinte Swargarjyam and the easy going father in Om Shanthi Oshaana.
Despite being a full time actor now, Renji Panicker is also simultaneously working on three scripts. Writing has always been his field of interest and it looks like he is eyeing to make a memorable comeback.
Renji Panicker has been working for a sequel to the yesteryear blockbuster film Lelam for some time now. The second part will also be centred around the empire of Anakattil Chackochi, one of Suresh Gopi’s most popular characters. Renji Panicker’s son Nithin Renji Panicker will be directing this film. Nithin made his debut last year with the Mammootty starrer Kasaba, which was a commercially profitable outing. Suresh Gopi has also been away from films for sometime and the return of Anakattil Chakochi will be the best possible comeback he could ask for.
Antony Perumbavoor of Aashirvad Cinemas had recently announced that the blockbuster combo of Mohanlal and director Shaji Kailas will be reuniting under their banner. The movie also marks the comeback of the famous duo of Renji Panicker and Shaji Kailas. If reports are to be believed Renji Panicker is working on an full on action thriller.
It will be a typical Shaji Kailas movie with prominence to action. Renji Panicker and Shaji Kailas are famous for their 90s blockbusters like The King, Commissioner, Ekalavyan etc. This will be the writer – director duo’s first time collaboration for a Mohanlal starrer and that has certainly heightened the expectations. The superstar’s fans can be assured of an absolute treat from this legendary trio.
Prithviraj, one of the most sought after actors in Malayalam cinema, last day informed that he will be playing the lead in an upcoming big budget film to be directed by veteran Viji Thampi. Renji Panicker is scripting this movie which is based on the life of Velu Thampi Dalawa, a famous rebel who fought against the British East India Company.
The director in a recent interview, reveavled that Renji Panicker has already finished scripting and they are planning to go on floors by 2019. The movie will have a lot of other leading actors in prominent roles. Foreign actors will also be part of the film to play Britishers of English East India Company. It is an ambitious project and is said to be one of the most expensive project in Prithviraj’s career.
So with three real biggies lined up, Renji Panicker is surely eyeing for a massive comeback. Now let’s wait for the official announcements.