On May 20, Mohanlal, the complete actor in Mollywood celebrated his 60th birthday with family members and his close friend Priyadarshan.
Several celebrities conveyed their birthday wishes to the Superstar on social media platforms, and one among them was VA Shrikumar Menon, the director who debuted in Mollywood with the movie Odiyan.
VA Shrikumar Menon reviving Randamoozham with Mohanlal?
After the release of Odiyan, Shrikumar Menon had revealed that he will be making a mega-budget movie named Randamoozham, based on MT Vasudevan Nair's classic novel. However, due to some legal issues, and creative differences with the scriptwriter, the film did not materialize.
But now, in his recent Facebook post, Shrikumar has hinted that he is reviving this magnum opus project with Mohanlal in the lead role. In his post, Shrikumar also revealed that Mohanlal will be playing the role of Bheema in this movie, which is based on Mahabharatha.
Shrikumar Menon receiving trolls
Shrikumar Menon's announcement has not gone well with a section of Mohanlal fans, and they are urging the director not to make such a movie. These social media users believe that making a movie like Randamoozham demands years of directorial experience which Shrikumar Menon lacks very badly. They also outlandishly allege that Mohanlal is giving dates to this director due to his friendship with him.
It should be noted that Mohanlal's Odiyan was released amid huge pre-release hype. Even though the film was marketed as a complete Mohanlal movie, the director had actually explored the actor in him, and as a result, it garnered mixed reviews from the audiences. However, at the end of its theatrical run, the film collected more than Rs 130 crores at the box-office.
Mohanlal is currently awaiting the release of his new movie Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, which is being directed by Priyadarshan. The film is expected to be the most expensive film ever made in Malayalam. An official announcement regarding the release date of this movie will be made soon.