The two films that Pranav Mohanlal has acted in, as a grownup, appear to have branded him as an action hero. In both Aadhi and Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu, he was seen doing the less common stunts in Malayalam cinema such as parkour and surfing. It seems now the young actor is looking forward to move out of this label and is keen on working on a different genre. Sources say that Pranav is in talks with some leading directors and an announcement regarding his next film will be out soon.
Pranav made his debut as hero with the Jeethu Joseph directorial Aadhi last year and the film did well at the box office. It was an action thriller in which Pranav paired up with Aditi Ravi. Actors Anusree, Jagapati Babu, Siddique, Lena, Sharaf U Dheen, Siju Wilson, and others were cast in supporting roles. Anil Johnson composed the music, Satheesh Kurup did the cinematography and Ayoob Khan did the editing for the film. Aadhi was released in over 200 screens in Kerala and in another 100 screens across the country. Reports came of the film completing 5000 screenings in about nine days of its release.
After Aadhi, Pranav began working in Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonaam Nootaandu, which released on January 25th this year. He played a surfer in the film and had undergone basic surfing training in Bali to get into the skin of the character. It had Zaya David making her debut as heroine. The film’s technical crew was very impressive as well. Gopi Sunder scored the music for this film with Hari Narayanan penning the lyrics. Abinandan Ramanjunam handled the camera and the National Award-winning editor Vivek Harshan edited the film. Sound designer Renganaath Ravee, stunt coordinator Peter Hein and art director Joseph Nellickal were also part of the technical team.
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