Prithviraj’s next film to release will be the sci-fi thriller titled 9. The film went into the post-production mode a few weeks ago with the filmmakers announcing its release date to be November 16. However, Prithviraj, the film’s hero and co-producer, has now come out with an announcement online that 9’s release date will be postponed to a later date. Apparently, although the team is happy with how the film has turned out, they want to tweak the VFX to ensure that the technical quality is top notch. This may take a little more time, due to which the release date has been postponed. The exact date of release is expected to be announced soon.
Directed by Jenuse Mohammad, 9 stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prakash Raj, Wamiqa Gabbi and Mamta Mohandas in lead roles. The film’s technical crew includes Shaan Rahman for composing the songs and Sekhar Menon for the background music score. Abinandhan Ramanujam is cranking the camera for this venture and Shameer Muhammed is the editor. The character posters of the film were released and it was revealed that Wamiqa Gabbi plays the role of Eva, while Mamta Mohandas will be seen as Annie.
The film is being bankrolled by Prithviraj’s wife Supriya Menon under their home banner along with SPE Films India. It will be distributed by Sony Pictures, which will mark the production and distribution house’s entry into the Malayalam film industry. According to reports, Prithviraj plays a scientist in the film and the story will revolve around a father and son.
It may be noted here that Prithviraj is currently busy with his debut directorial Lucifer, which has Mohanlal playing the main lead. Lucifer is slated for release next year and is progressing very well. One of the most expected films in Mollywood, the film also stars Manju Warrier, Indrajith Sukumaran, Vivek Oberoi and Tovino Thomas in pivotal roles.
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