Last year, Malayalam actor Prithviraj mesmerized the audience with his performance in films like "Celluloid", "Mumbai Police" and "Memories." Now, the young superstar is all set to repeat the same history this year too. Apart from "Kaaviya Thalaivan" directed by Vasanthabalan he is also gearing up for three Malayalam releases. "Ennu Ninte Moideen", "Sapthamashree Thaskaraha" and "Picket 43" are expected to put Prithviraj at the top of the best actor list this year.
"Ennu Ninte Moideen" directed by R S Vimal is based on the real life love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala who lived in Mukkam near Kozhikode in Kerala. Kanchana, a Hindu and Moideen, a Muslim belonged to well respected families in Mukkam. They were friends from childhood and fell in love as they grew up. Even though their parents were friends, they opposed their marriage because of religious differences. All their efforts to be together were in vain. Eventually, forced by the families, they parted their ways.
Disheartened Moideen turned to social work, then became a sports correspondent in Mathrubhumi newspaper and later produced Malayalam films in 70s and 80s. Meanwhile, Kanchana was pushed for marriage alliances by her family but she stood strong on her decision of not getting married. She even tried to attempt suicide. Moideen met a tragic end in a boat mishap in river Irivanchippuzha in 1982. Kanchana who is a septuagenarian now is heading 'B P Moideen Seva Mandir' in the memory of her love.
"Ennu Ninte Moideen" will tell the undying love story of Moideen and Kanchana in the silver screens. The film which is made with the background of rain will soon hit the theatres. Prithviraj will play the role of Moideen and Parvathi Menon will play the very strong character of Kanchana in the film. The film also made its news when it became the first Malayalam film to have its complete story board in digital format. The film will also have Lal, Lena and Sreejith Ravi in the lead roles and is produced by Newton Movies.
Second on the list is "Sapthamashree Thaskaraha" directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. He made his debut as a director with well acclaimed National award film "North 24 Kaatham." His new film will see Prithviraj as a thief. The film will be satire on various issues in the society. The film also stars Asif Ali, Nedumudi Venu, Reenu Mathews, Neeraj Madhav, Karamana Sudheer, Salaam Bukhari and Chemban Vinod in the lead. The film is written by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon and the cinematography is done by Jayesh Nair. The music is done by Rex Vijayan and is produced by Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan and Prithviraj under the banner of August Cinemas.
One can look forward for a lot of action in Prithviraj's next film which is "Picket 43" directed by Major Ravi. Shot in the heavy snowed locations of Kashmir, the film is expected to be a thriller like other Major Ravi films. The director is known for depicting the real life of army men in his films like "Keerthi Chakra", "Kurukshethra" and "Kandahar".
The story of "Picket 43" will be based on the concept of war and love. The film will also see Javed Jaffrey in the lead role. The cinematography is done by Jomon T John and is produced by M R Productions.