Mohanlal-Priyadarshan team’s Olavum Theeravum begins
The Mohanlal-Priyadarshan segment in the upcoming Netflix anthology has begun. It is part of the 10-part film series, which are all based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s stories. Santosh Sivan, Shyamaprasad and Jayaraj are directing a segment each in it. Priyadarshan is helming two segments, one of which has Biju Menon in it. Its shoot has already been completed. The one with Mohanlal started rolling recently.
It is based on ‘Olavum Theeravum’, the 1970-classic directed by PN Menon. MT Vasudevan Nair had scripted the film based on his own story of the same title, which was published in 1957. Priyadarshan will be retelling the story with Mohanlal playing the lead role of Bapputty, essayed by Madhu in the orginal film. Hareesh Peradi and Mammukoya are also playing main roles in the upcoming film. Santosh Sivan is the cameraman and Sabu Cyril handles the production design.
The Netflix anthology is produced by News Value Productions Pvt Ltd headed by MT’s daughter Aswathy V Nair and Sudheer Ambalappad. A formal announcement regarding the directors and team members is expected to be made soon.