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Godha is not inspired from Dangal or Sultan: Basil Joseph

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Godha is not inspired from Dangal or Sultan: Basil Joseph

Tovino Thomas’ upcoming movie Godha is in the final stages of post production. The movie will be releasing in May this year. Kunjiramayanam fame Basil Joseph is directing this movie. The movie’s official teaser was released few days back.

The 59 second tease gives a sneak peak into the movie. Written by Thira fame Rakesh Mandoti, Godha is a story about Gusthi or wrestling. As we all know, two of the country’s biggest hits last year, Sultan and Dangal were also based on wrestling. So naturally there are questions about Godha being inspired from the Hindi movies. Director Basil Joseph in a recent chat session with Onlookers Media, cleared the airs about the similarities between the movies.

Works for Godha started soon after my debut Kunjiramayanam was released in 2015. At that time Sultan and Dangal were not even announced. We had initially planned to release the movie on February 10, but due to various reasons it got postponed.

Scripting for the movie started in September 2015. It was only later that we heard about the wrestling backdrop of Dangal and Sultan. But, our movie didn’t have any similarities with them, so we decided to proceed forward. Only the wrestling theme is common, other than that the characters are all entirely different. Godha is more of a sports comedy.

Punjabi actress Wamiqa Gabbi is playing the female lead while screen writer turned actor Renji Panicker is also playing a pivotal character as Tovino’s father in Godha.

The movie is written by Thira fame Rakesh Mandoti. Music department is handled by Shaan Rahman while Vishnu Sarma has wielded the camera. Aanandam fame Abhinav Sunder Nayak is the editor.

Godha is funded by Mukesh R Mehta under the banner of E4Entertainment

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