The buzz around Mohanlal's upcoming film "Peruchazhi" is big before its release. The film which is directed by Arun Vaidyanathan is the first Malayalam film to be shot in Universal Studios in Los Angeles, USA.
"Shoot at universal studios...So happy to see the disclaimer at one of the world's biggest studio for our movie peruchazhi. God bless" said Vijay Babu, producer of the film on Facebook.
The shooting of the film is almost nearing the end and its teasers are expected to be released soon. "Peruchazhi" revolves around life of two friends Vishwanathan played by Mohanlal and Minister Raghavan played by Mukhesh. Even though they are good friends, they are political rivals at the same time.
The film goes through the incidents where both of them try to pull each other down. Vishwanathan is also known as "peruchazhi" as he is a very clever aspiring politician. The film takes a turn when Vishwanathan is sent to the US even though he is illiterate in English. He is sent to the USA during gubernatorial election with the mission of raising the political graph of a politician who failed to keep his promise to his people. The film then shows how Vishwanathan struggles to finish his duty and how he survives in America without knowing English. The political thriller movie shows the political conditions of both America and India with a funny bone.
"Peruchazhi" has a huge star cast of Baburaj, Vijay Babu, Aju Varghese, Delhi Ganesh, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Sean James Sutton, Ramesh Pisharody, Ragini Nandhawani, Andrea Jeremiah, Sandra Thomas and Poonam Bajwa in lead roles. This big budget film is produced by Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas under the banner of Friday Film House. It has earlier produced films like "Philips and the Monkey Pen", "Zachariahyude Garbhinikal" and "Friday." The producers have already spend an amount of ₹4.5 crore just for its schedule in America which is unusual for Malayalam films which are generally made under low budgets compared to other popular film industries. The film will be remade in to Tamil.