'Lucifer' is not Rajesh Pillai’s project, clarifies director Prithviraj

The director was responding to a statement made by film writer and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai in his article.
'Lucifer' is not Rajesh Pillai’s project, clarifies director Prithviraj
'Lucifer' is not Rajesh Pillai’s project, clarifies director Prithviraj
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A few days ago, writer and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai wrote in an article that the upcoming film Lucifer was late director Rajesh Pillai’s project that was developed for Mohanlal seven years ago but did not take off due to the director’s demise.

To this, Prithviraj had tweeted, “You’ve got your facts wrong @sri50 This is not the film that Rajesh Pillai had planned. This just happens to have the title originally registered for that project.”

It has now been cleared that while the title 'Lucifer' is the same, the stories are entirely different. With the clarification coming from the director of Lucifer himself, there is strong support from his fans who have been tweeting relentlessly in support.

Lucifer has Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith, and the Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi in pivotal roles. Those in the supporting roles include Kalabhavan Shajon, Sai Kumar, Saniya Iyappan, director Fazil, Sunil Sughatha, Thara Kalyan, Praveena Thomas, Nyla Usha and Mala Parvathy.

The technical crew of the film comprises of Sujith Vasudevan for cinematography and Samjith for editing while Stephen Devassy is in charge of the music composition. Veteran writer and actor Murali Gopy has penned the script for Lucifer which is touted to be a political thriller. It is being produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas.

Touted to be a political thriller, Mohanlal plays a politician in this film and his character is named Stephen Nedumballi. There would be several surprising elements in Lucifer which will be worth waiting for its release, say sources.

The trailer of the film is out and has met with good response from the fans of Mohanlal. The film has been censored recently and was certified with 'U' with no cuts. Lucifer is set for release on March 28.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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