The Prithviraj starrer Aadujeevitham went on the floors a couple of years ago and it is still under progress. It was clarified some months ago that the delay in the project is due to the major physical transformation Prithviraj has to undergo. Further, the team, which flew down to Jordon earlier this year, had to return without completing the shooting due to the outbreak of the pandemic. All this has made the filmâ€™s progress slow.
However, things look bright for the Aadujeevitham team, with plans on to complete a portion of the shooting in Algeria. Sources in the know say some portions will be shot at the Sahara Desert and the team is busy arranging for the necessary documents to pursue the shooting.
It is worth mentioning here that in an interview to the Times of India earlier this year, the director had said that he intends to shoot the film in different parts of Algeria, Egypt and India. He also revealed that the shooting schedules will not be continuous as like other films as the script so demands.
Aadujeevitham is directed by Blessy and bankrolled by K. G. Abraham under the banner KGA Films. The filmâ€™s technical crew includes Resul Pookutty for sound designing, K. U. Mohanan for cinematography and Raja Muhammed for editing. Also, Aadujeevitham will bring the Oscar winning music director AR Rahman back into the Malayalam film industry. Details about this filmâ€™s recommencement is expected to be out soon.
Prithvirajâ€™s current projects include Jana Gana Mana, Cold case, Kaliyaan and Ayalvashi. Jana Gana Mana is helmed by Dijo Jose Anthony. Sharing the screen space with Prithviraj in this flick is Suraj Venjaramoodu. Interestingly, the two actors had worked together in Driving Licence which turned out to be a massive hit. Details about Jana Gana Mana including its star cast and crew are expected to be out soon.
Prithviraj also has Ayalvashi, which is directed by debutant Irshad Parari in his kitty. According to reports, Ayalvashi is about two neighbours constantly in conflict with one another.
In Kaaliyan, which is his other film in the making, Prithviraj has been signed up to play a warrior. Kaaliyan is the story of Kunchirakkottu Kali, a 17th century warrior who lived in Venad. He was a trusted disciple of the legendary warrior Iravikkutty Pillai. Though Iraivikutty Pillai found a berth in history, Kaaliyan remained an unsung hero. Sources in the know say that Prithviraj will be playing Kaaliyan and veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj will be seen as Iravikkutty Pillai.
Cinematographer turned director Tanu Balak will be wielding the megaphone for his debut directorial, a thriller titled Cold Case, which will have Prithviraj and Aditi Balan playing the lead pair. Reports are that this investigative thriller is based on some real-life incidents and will be made grippingly to catch the attention of the audiences. The hero will be seen playing a cop in this flick. Editor Shameer Muhammed and cinematographer Jomon T John are producing this venture under their banner Plan J Studios.