Ever since actor – producer Prithviraj announced officially that he would no longer be associated with the production house August Cinema, there have been reports that he would soon join hands with his brother Indrajith to produce movies under their own banner.
Prithviraj founded the production company August Cinema which had ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan, actor Arya and entrepreneur Shaji Nadesan as partners. Together they produced and distributed several hit movies such as Urumi, Indian Rupee, Bangalore Days, Double Barrel and The Great Father. The buzz in tinsel town is that the Sukumaran brothers – Prithviraj and Indrajith – may be coming up with their own production house and an official announcement regarding this is expected to be made soon.
Meanwhile, the Prithviraj and Indrajith starrer Tiyaan hit the marquee on July 7th, 2017 to mixed reviews. The film, a political thriller, dealt with the current socio-political scenario in the country. It was directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar and had Murali Gopy, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Ananya, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Ravi Singh and James Eliya in the star cast.
Prithviraj has a slew of assignments in his kitty but that won’t stop him from making his debut as director. His directorial debut with the movie Lucifer will have Mohanlal playing the lead role.
The film is being produced by Anthony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Films. According to reports that are doing rounds in the industry, Prithviraj and Indrajith’s first production venture together could star Mohanlal in the lead.
However, there is no official word on this yet. While announcing his decision to move out of August Cinema, Prithviraj posted on his Facebook page: “Today, I believe that it’s time for me to start travelling on a different tangent, and on that journey, I might not always be able to be part of a partnership. So with great memories, heartfelt gratitude and some films that I will be proud of forever, I bid adieu to August Cinemas. I have faith that the brand will continue to be associated with the kind of films I set out to make with this dream."
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