Finally it's happening!! Hitmaker Lal Jose is associating with superstar Mohanlal for the first time in 19 years for a yet-to-be titled project, which will go on floors in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday, May 17. Interestingly, Mohanlal plays Prof. Micheal Idikkula, which will be the first time that he will be appearing in the role of a college vice-principal in his acting career spanning 36 years.
Dear friends, The shooting of my new movie begins tomorrow. This is the reply to the question I have been facing since the release of Maravathoor Kanavu in 1998 - Yes, Mohanlal is the hero :) NB: The movie's title has not been fixed, will inform soon [translated from Malayalam]," reads the Facebook post of Lal Jose.
Why we think Mohanlal-Lal Jose movie will be a biggie?
The upcoming movie is narrated against the backdrop of a college -- a theme which has always worked well in Mollywood. Be it Mammootty's Mazhayethum Munpe, director Kamal's Nammal, Lal Jose's Classmates, Vysakh's Seniors, Ganesh Raj's Aanandam or Nivin Pauly's Premam, college campus movies have always been well accepted by fans. And we expect this upcoming movie to also get massive audience response.
Lal Jose's filmmaking has always impressed the audience, as viewers can easily connect to the characters in his movies. The 2006 campus entertainer Classmates still remains one of the classic directorial ventures of the director, and being a campus comedy entertainer, expectations are sky-high from the upcoming movie as well.
Mohanlal and ensemble cast and crew
Prof. Micheal, a newly appointed vice-principal, will introduce new teaching methods that bring changes to the lives of students and teachers of the college. The character is expected to be very safe in the hands of Mohanlal, who needs no certificate to prove how talented he is.
The Mohanlal-starrer, bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas, also stars Anoop Menon, Priyanka Nair, Salim Kumar, Angamaly Diaries-fame Anna Rajan, Sarath Kumar and Aanandam actor Arun Kurian in significant roles. Scripted by Benny P Nayarambalam, the movie will have music composed by Shaan Rahman and cinematography will be handled by Vishnu Sharma.
DREAM COME TRUE !! To act alongside Mohanlal Sir in Lal Jose Sir's movie. :) The movie penned by Sir Benny P Nayarambalam tells a story set in a college background. Lal Sir will be playing the role of the college principal. :) Need all your support and prayers :) - Arun posted on his Facebook page.
Here is the Facebook post of Lal Jose: