The bridge across Kannukali stream in Vellayani lake of Thiruvananthapuram is quite famous as it was built for the super hit Mohanlal movie Kireedam 27 years ago. Even today, people come to see the bridge as the location played a major part in the movie. After Kireedam, many other Malayalam films were shot there but it continues to be remembered and known as Kireedam bridge.
But for the last few years, the bridge, which is a lifeline for people living there in almost five villages nearby, has been in a dilapidated condition.
Malayalam actor and MP Suresh Gopi on Thursday visited Nemom, where the bridge is located and said that it would be renovated at the earliest. He also promised the people that Mohanlal will be sponsoring the renovation project as a tribute to his fans who named the bridge Kireedam.
The MP also said that after renovation, the area will be developed as a tourist friendly location.
In 2014, during the 25th anniversary celebrations of the release of Kireedam, the filmâ€™s crew had gathered at the Kireedam Bridge and had announced an initiative to reconstruct it but nothing much was done.
At that point, a few television reports had compared the condition of the bridge to Mohanlalâ€™s character in the movie Sethumadhavan, where he has a tragic life.