Here's the news that all Prithviraj fans have been waiting for! The starâ€™s Vimaanam is due to hit the silver screens in December this year.
The shooting of this film has been wrapped up and the post-production is happening right now. The exact release date will be announced later, we hear.
Vimaanam, which is based on the life of Shaji M Thomas who underwent a lot of travails to build an aircraft on his own, has Prithivraj essaying the role of the main protagonist, who is speech and hearing impaired.
Incidentally, Prithiviraj had played roles inspired by real life characters in Ennu Ninte Moideen and Celluloid which turned out to be massive hits. Written and directed by Pradeep M Nair, the film is produced by Listin Stephen under the banner Magic Frames.
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Durga Krishna in the lead roles, the film also has Nedumudi Venu, Shanthi Krishna, Sudheer Karamana, Anarkali Marikkar and Baby Durga Premjith in crucial roles. Gopi Sunder has composed music for this film with Shehnad Jalal cranking the camera and Baiju Kurup editing it.
Touted to be a high budget film as it includes a lot of flying scenes which involves visual effects, the film is set in two time periods. This means Prithviraj will be appearing in two different get-ups.
According to reports doing rounds, he had done a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character he plays in the movie by taking up flying lessons and hitting the gym to reduce his weight. The film has been shot extensively in Bhatkal, Mangalore, Delhi, Kottayam and Idukki.