Mohanlal fans are now in a joyful mood. Before 2-3 days Aashirvad Cinemas announced 5 upcoming projects of them including the Prithviraj Sukumaran directorial biggie ‘Lucifer’ penned by Murali Gopy. But one of the most surprising announcements of the 5 projects was Mohanlal – Shaji Kailas – Renji Panicker movie. Shaji Kailas has already done 8 movies with Mohanlal starting from ‘ Aaram Thampuran’ to ‘Red Chillies’. Most of them were box-office hits including the industrial hit at that time ‘Narasimham’.
This is the second time Renji Panicker is scripting for Mohanlal after ‘Praja’ directed by Joshiy which got released in 2001. Renji Panicker has penned 8 movies for Shaji Kailas. But this is the first time this trio joining hands. Both Shaji Kailas and Renji Panicker, as a screenwriter, need a big break in their career. Both of them’s last movies were bombed at the box office.
The movie is said to be an action thriller. According to the reports, the film may get kick start by next year end.
Before some years, after ‘Praja’, Renji Panicker planned a movie with Mohanlal. It was a stylish cop story and the name of Mohanlal’s character was fixed as Narendran. Dates were locked and Antony Perumbavoor was about to produce the movie under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. But, with some undisclosed reason’s the film got shelved just a few days before the shoot to begin.
Another interesting thing is, the film was titled as ‘Naran’. Later this title was used by Mohanlal – Joshiy movie which got released in 2005 with the permission of Renji Panicker and became a Mega Hit. Initially, Mohanlal – Joshiy movie was titled as ‘Thaappaana’ which was later used by Mammootty for his movie with Johny Antony.
After the film got dropped, Renji Panicker used the character name ‘Narendran’ and some instances of the story written for Mohanlal starrer in his other directorial venture called ‘Roudram’ starring Mammootty.