Indrajith to star in Padmarajan biopic!
For the last few days, there have been rumours about Prithviraj Sukumaran starring in the biopic of legendary filmmaker Padmarajan. Such talks first started when actor Hareesh Peradi shared a photo of Prithviraj and Padmarajan in his social media handle and pointedly the similarity in their looks. He also added that if ever a biopic on Padmarajan is made, Prithviraj would be an ideal choice.
However, we now hear that it is now Prithviraj but his elder brother Indrajith Sukumaran who would be starring in the film. Pre-production works for the same have been underway for some time now. Debutant director Ansar, a former assistant of Rajesh Pillai, will be helming the film. Arun S Nair, also a debutant, is scripting the film. Arun Narayan Productions will be funding it. An official announcement is expected to be made shortly.
Padmarajan is an author, screenwriter and an award-winning filmmaker. He is widely regarded as the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam cinema. He was active predominately in the 80s when he made groundbreaking films that were widely received while also critically acclaimed. He passed away at the age of 45 in 1991.