Suresh Gopi’s Lelam 2 to start rolling this April
It has been a while since reports about a sequel for the 1997 blockbuster film ‘Lelam’ started doing the rounds in social medias. Scriptwriter Renji Panicker confirmed recently that the sequel will go on floors this year. His son Nithin Renji Panicker, who made his debut with the 2016 Mammootty starrer Kasaba, will be directing the movie.
As per latest talks in the industry, the makers are planning to start shooting in April. Renji Panicker is currently in the process of fine tuning the script while the cast is also being finalised simultaneously. Trustworthy reports suggest that Suresh Gopi’s Gokul will also be there in the movie in a crucial role.
Lelam directed by veteran filmmaker Joshiy was released back in 1997. Suresh Gopi’s terrific portrayal of the fiery Aanakkattil Chackochi had won him numerous fans and accolades. Renji Panicker scripted it as a full on commercial entertainer which ran high on Suresh Gopi’s stardom and late actor Soman’s outstanding performance.
It is learnt that Renji Panicker is scripting Lelam 2 also as a mass action flick. Apart from Suresh Gopi, Nandini and Siddique are also expected to reprise their roles from the first part. More details regarding the other cast and crew members will be revealed soon. Renji Panicker and Josemon Simon will be producing the movie.