A clean entertainer that could keep the cash registers ringing - ‘Veelimoonga’ surely took all by surprise for its homely-and-delightful appeal. And, after the biggest sleeper hit of 2014, director Jibu Jacob is gearing up for his next with none other than Mohanlal in the lead. “The film is only in its initial phase, even the script is not complete,” says Jibu.
The film is loosely based on ‘Pranayopanishad’, a short story by V J James. “The film is inspired by the story, but it’s not a page-to-page adaptation,” says Sindhuraj, the scenarist of the film. The film is being produced by Sophia Paul of Weekend Blockbusters who had earlier produced ‘Banglore Days’.
Jibu says the film will be a total family entertainer featuring Mohalal in an adorable avatar. “It’s a lighthearted story and Mohanlal steps into a character tailormade for him,” he says. Apart from the hero, the rest of the cast is yet to be finalised. “The film is expected to go on floors as soon as the script is finished. As of now we are on the lookout for other actors including the lead lady,” he adds.
Incidentally, it was the actor who made the announcement through his official Facebook page. Though his last release ‘Laila O Laila’ couldn’t create much fireworks at the box office, Mohanlal has a couple of good projects on the anvil. ‘Loham’, the action thriller written and directed by Ranjith, is one of his most anticipated films in 2015. As per buzz, the film is set against the backdrop of smuggling and boasts of an impressive cast including Andrea Jeremiah, Ajmal, Siddique, Renji Panicker, Harish Peradi, Mythili, V K Prakash, Gouri Nanda and Tini Tom. We hear the film also has a string of stars doing cameo roles. The actor will be also seen in Padmakumar’s ‘Kanal’ and Vyshakh’s ‘Puli Murugan’.