Sequel announced for Dulquer Salmaan’s Theevram!
Actor/filmmaker Roopesh Peethambaran made his directorial debut with the Dulquer Salmaan starrer Theevram. An intense revenge thriller, Theevram was critically acclaimed but ended as a mediocre success at the box office. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the movie’s release and director Roopesh Peethambaran has taken this opportunity to announce its sequel.
Roopesh broke the news today through his official Facebook handle. Though the sequel is expected to be on similar lines to Theevram, the director has confirmed that the cast in the second part will be an entirely different one.
Theevram, released in 2012, was dark revenge thriller. It is one of the first Malayalam films to employ the format of reverse screenplay. Roopesh himself scripted the movie where events unfolded in a reverse pattern with two plots, one set in the present and the other about five years back. This technique was seen as a welcoming change in Malayalam cinema and was appreciated by the critics. Hopefully, the director will have something out of the box sequel as well.
Roopesh is currently busy with his acting commitments. After playing the younger part of Mohanlal’s Aadu Thoma in Spadikam, he was away from the industry for a gap of two long decades. He made his comeback in 2012 by directing Theevram. Three years later in 2015, he made his second film You Too Brutus that had Asif Ali, Tovino Thomas and Sreenivasan in lead roles.
Earlier this year, he made his comeback to acting by playing the villain in Tom Emmatty’s campus political drama Oru Mexican Aparatha. His performance as the shrewd KSQ leader was well received. With Theevram 2 announced, looks like Roopesh is planning to focus on acting and filmmaking simultaneously.