Siddharth and Kalidas Jayaram in Alphonse Puthren’s next
Promising young filmmaker Alphonse Puthren has been on a long break ever since the release of his blockbuster film Premam in 2015. The movie emerged as one of the highest grossing Malayalam movies of all time. Ever since then, the audience have been waiting to hear from Alphonse about his next movie.
Earlier this year, the director finally announced that he will be doing a Tamil film as his next. Eventhough there were speculations about Aphonse teaming up with Nivin Pauly once again, the director had made it clear that Nivin will not be a part of his next movie.
As per latest reports, Kalidas Jayaram and noted South Indian actor Siddharth is likely to play the lead roles in the movie. Pre-production works for this yet-to-be-titled movie is currently progressing in Chennai. Though Alphonse had said that his next film in Tamil, certain reports suggest that he is planning to make it as a bilingual in Malayalam as well.
The two film old director has already carved a niche for himself in the industry. His debut Neram was a commercially successful Tamil-Malayalam bilingual while Premam was a sensational success all across South India.
Alphonse has already announced that his upcoming movie will be a musical entertainer. He has also retained his two trusted friends/technicians – cinematographer Anend C Chandran and composer Rajesh Murugesan for his next.
The highly talented Siddharth is best known for his performance in films like Rang De Basanti, Aayutha Ezhuthu, Kaaviya Thalaivan and Jigarthanda to name a few. He is making his Malayalam debut by playing a crucial role in Dileep’s upcoming big budget movie Kummarasambhavam.
Kalidas Jayaram made his Tamil debut last year with Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum. He is currently awaiting the release of his much delayed Poomaram, directed by Abrid Shine. The movie is expected to hit screens by the end of this year.
An official announcement about the Alphonse Puthren film is expected to be made very soon.