With Kerala easing restrictions on film shootings within the state, the Malayalam film industry has been resuming work slowly. After suspended schedules were re-started, film stars and filmmakers have been announcing new projects.
Among the new announcements is Prithviraj’s home production Kaduva which is all set to start rolling soon. This is the third production from Prithviraj Productions, the previous two being 9 and Lucifer.
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Kaduva is yet to begin shoot, but, the main cast and crew have been announced along with a second look image featuring Prithviraj looking menacingly at a police officer while holding the officer’s neck giving us an Ayyapanum Koshiyum vibe. In his hands here though is a rosary.
The actor recently returned from Jordan after completing the shoot of Aadujeevitham based on the eponymously titled novel by Benyamin, which required Prithviraj to undergo a major physical transformation. At present, the actor is also working in Vaariyamkunnan, the story of the Malabar Uprising of 1921.
Kaduva was also in the midst of a recent legal controversy according to a report in Cinema Express. The film is based on a script written by director Renjit long time ago and is based on a true story. The script is also allegedly being made into a film starring Suresh Gopi, which will mark the veteran actor’s 250th film. The writers of both scripts took the legal route alleging plagiarism on each other’s parts. The matter was resolved when Renjit came forward saying that Jinu Abraham sought his permission before going ahead with Kaduva’s script.
The film is being directed by Shaji Kailas, written by Jinu Abraham, and produced by Supriya Menon Prithviraj, and Listin Stephen.