Tovino will be playing a police officer in ‘Kalki’, and the role will be similar to the one played by Mammootty for ‘Inspector Balram’.

Tovino to work in Kalki and Luca simultaneously
Flix Mollywood Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 17:10

Tovino Thomas’ Kalki went on the floors a couple of day ago with much fanfare and photos from the sets are going viral among the film buffs. The actor will be seen playing a police officer in this film and according to sources in the know his role will be similar to the character Balram, which Mammootty had played long ago for the film Inspector Balram. It may be noted here that this is not the first time that Tovino would be donning the Kakhi as he has earlier played a cop for the Prithviraj starrer Ezra, though it was a cameo appearance.

On Tovino’s role in Kalki, the film’s producer Prasobh Krishna told in an interview to the Times of India much earlier, “His role is similar to Mammootty’s Inspector Balram that has a cult following. He will be seen throughout the movie as a cop. However, it doesn’t deal with investigations or anything but about a few incidents that happen in a place,” and added that the title Kalki was finalised because, “Kalki is said to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the harbinger of destruction. It’s in line with a few character traits of Tovino’s role but the similarity ends there.”

Wielding the megaphone for Kalki would be Praveen Prabharam and he has jointly penned the script with Sujin Sujathan. Handling the cinematography for this film will be Gautham Sankar. Jakes Bejoy will be composing music for the film. Kalki is bankrolled by Suvin K Krishna and Prasobh Krishna under the banner Little Big Films.

While Kalki is progressing, Tovino will also be working on Luca, directed by Arun Bose. Ahaana Krishna will play the female lead in the film. Both Luca and Kalki are expected to hit the marquee this year.

Tovino also has quite a few other upcoming films, including Manu Ashokan’s Uyare, Salim Ahamed’s And The Oscar Goes To, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Lucifer, Aashiq Abu’s Virus, Minnal Murali directed by Basil Joseph, and Kilometers and Kilometers with Jeo Baby. Of these, And The Oscar Goes To has reached the post production stage while Lucifer is slated to release this month end. 

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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