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The last Malayalam film that Santosh directs is 'Urumi' in 2011, a period film with Prithviraj and Genelia in the lead.

Jack N Jill, being directed by cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan is a sci-fi thriller, says the latest report about the film.

It has been quite a while since ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan has donned the director’s robes. His last directorial was the Tamil film Inam in 2014. However, he has been busy doing the cinematography of several popular movies all this while. Now finally, Santosh is making comeback to direction with Jack N Jill.

The film has Kalidas Jayaram and Manju Warrier playing pivotal roles. The shooting of the film commenced last year and the scenes involving Manju Warrier has been wrapped up. The film’s cast also includes Soubin Shahir, Nedumudi Venu, Aju Varghese, Basil Joseph, Ramesh Pisharody and Suraj Venjaramoodu in supporting roles.

Sources in the know say that Jack n Jill will be a bilingual releasing in Malayalam and Tamil. Initially there were reports that Aditi Balan of Aruvi fame will be seen in an important role in the film. But denying the reports, Aditi had said that she wasn't approached for the project. 

The film is bankrolled by the Dubai based company, Lensman Studios. Its technical crew comprises debut music director Ram Surendar with BK Harinarayanan penning the lyrics. Santosh Sivan is also cranking the camera for this venture with Renjith roped in for editing.

Besides this project, Santosh Sivan is also cranking the camera for the Rajinikanth starrer Darbar. He is working with Rajini after a long gap, the last film being Thalapathy in 1991, directed by Mani Ratnam. Santosh has for long been associating with the veteran director, the last one being Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in 2018.

The last Malayalam film that Santosh directs is Urumi in 2011, a period film with Prithviraj and Genelia in the lead. The same year he also made his acting debut, playing the male lead in late filmmaker Lenin Rajendran’s film on Raja Ravi Varma, Makaramanju.

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