Monster is the title of actor Mohanlal’s upcoming Malayalam film with director Vysakh. The announcement was made by the actor on Wednesday through his Instagram handle. He also released the film’s first-look poster.
The project went on floors on Wednesday and the first-look poster reveals that Mohanlal will be essaying a character named Lucky Singh.
Monster marks the second collaboration of actor Mohanlal with director Vysakh and scenarist Uday Krishna after Pulimurugan, the 2016 action thriller which became the first Malayalam film to collect Rs 100 crore at the box office.
Cinematographer Satheesh Kurup, who has worked on several Mohanlal films previously, like Pranayam, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Fraud and Drishyam 2, has been roped in for Monster.
Music director Deepak Dev, who has earlier composed songs for films like Udayananu Tharam, Naran and Grandmaster, will be reuniting with the actor for the upcoming film as well.
The technical crew of Monster also includes editor Shameer Muhammed, art director Shajie Naduvil, and stunt choreographer Siva.
Vysakh, who earlier assisted filmmakers Johny Antony and Joshiy, made his directorial debut with the 2010 Mammootty-starrer Pokkiri Raja. He went on to make hit commercial films like Seniors (2011) and Mallu Singh (2012). He last directed Madhura Raja, starring Mammootty, in 2019. It was a spin-off of their previous film Pokkiri Raja.
Mohanlal, on the other hand, has a slew of projects in various stages of production, including Bro Daddy, 12th MAN, Aaraattu, Ram, Barroz: Guardian of D’ Gama’s Treasure, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, and L2: Empuraan.