Mohanlal starrer ‘Pulimurugan’ has started rolling in Vietnam. The film is directed by Vysakh. Mohanlal does a character with strong intelligence and physical strength.
Ace action choreographer Peter Hein, who has worked for ‘Enthiran’, ‘Sivaji’, ‘Anniyan’, and ‘I’, is the stunt choreographer of ‘Pulimurugan’. The film will have many adventurous action scenes. Mohanlal have action scenes along with the tigers in the Hanoi forest in Vietnam.
Silent Valley and Attapadi are the other main locations. The script is penned by Udaykrishna of Udaykrishna-Siby K Thomas team. Lal does a major role in the film.
‘Pulimurugan’ is produced by Tomichen Mulakupadom under the banner of Mulakupadom Films. Gopi Sunder is the music director. Shaji is the cinematographer.
Jibu Jacob, whose debut directorial venture ‘Vellimoonga’, took the tinsel town by surprise, is on to his second movie. The movie will have none other than superstar Mohanlal in the lead role. ‘Vellimoonga’ starring Biju Menon was a massive hit.
Details concerning the movie is yet to be revealed. The movie will be produced by one of the producers of ‘Bangalore Days’, Sophia Paul. Jibu Jacob hit the film scene as a cinematographer and has now turned director. Mohanlal, who has completed Loham with Ranjith is currently shooting for M Padmakumar’s Kanal.
Director Joshiy’s Lailaa O Lailaa makes you feel cheated. Despite having all the resources at their disposal, what you are given finally is close to three hours of sheer boredom. Nothing else!
Jaimohan aka Jai(Mohanlal) is a secret agent who is in Bangalore to foil the designs of a terrorist group. Being an undercover agent he can’t reveal his identity or job to anybody. He is a divorcee and his wife Remya(Remya Nambeesan) left him because she found him too workaholic. Jai later becomes close to Anjali Menon(Amala Paul) and after a brief romance marries her against the wishes of her father Dr.Menon(Joy Mathew). Jai reports to his boss Khadher(Sathyaraj)and the investigations process goes on in a clandestine manner.Clever and timely action by Jai results in the nabbing of Victor Rana a kingpin of the terrorist group and a dreaded international terrorist.
Romantic scenes are sandwiched between Jai’s operations and official life.Just like any newly married wife Anjaly seeks quality and quantity time of Jai,which he fails to provide. His secretive ways evoke suspicion in her and disharmony settles in their married life. Jai is duty bound and is not one bogged down by sentiments. The title of the movie has some significance and it is linked to the plot of the terrorist group. Jai manages later to convince Anjaly about his job and other exigencies. She falls in line and ‘Laila O Laila’ holds a small surprise for the viewer with regard to Anjaly in the eventual dénouement.
Action and shoot out scenes are well shot and car chase sequences are well canned. Suresh Nair flounders in the script mainly because of the fact that the plot is wafer thin.We have seen too many movies in this genre and the mixing of thrills and romance hasn’t worked out well enough to endear to the general audience. Loud background score that lacks novelty and average songs don’t help the cause of the movie either. But Loganathan has done a fair job behind the camera.
In a role, which would have been okay for him if he were some twenty years younger, Mohanlal tries to do his best but this one has been poorly written and is aimed at creating cheap thrills.
The usually dependable Amala Paul looks lovely, but the film doesn’t require her to so much as break into a sweat to get through her scenes. She has good screen space but that’s all is not enough to make the character interesting.
It’s a pity that such eminently talented actors like Mohanlal and Amala Paul are wasted in this misadventure. Watch this one at your own risk please.
Mohanlal and Pranav Mohanlal has teamed up in a few movies previously with Pranav(Pranav Mohanlal) playing Mohanlal’s past or childhood. The upcoming team up will be for a Jeethu Joseph movie. The duo will not be sharing screen however.
Pranav Mohanlal who has been assisting Jeethu in recent times will continue assisting him, while Mohanlal will play the lead hero in the movie. It will be a while for the movie to start rolling. And more details regarding the movie is awaited.
The shoot for the new Mohanlal movie ‘Pulimurugan’ will kick start by this May. The movie directed by Vysakh has gone for a script revision as the original budget planned was not found to be feasible for the movie’s prospects.
Sibi K Thomas and Udhay Krishna are the scriptwriters of the movie who has discussions with Tomichan Mulakupadam, the producer to rehash the movie story lines.
The movie which will also feature some prominent stars of the industry will now be on sets by May.
Meanwhile, Mohanlal’s new release ‘Ennum Eppozhum’ will be on screens by the 27th of this month.
Writer-director Ranjith and Mohanlal will team up in a new film, which has been titled Loham.
Andrea Jeremiah is the heroine. The shooting of the film will take place at Kozhikode, Kochi and Dubai.
Ranjith had originally announced Manju Warrier’s comeback film, with Mohanlal as the hero. However that project never happened. The director came out with the Dulquer Salmaan starrer Njan that failed to make much impression.
Another project with Jayaram in the lead was also announced and that has now been postponed as well. There are rumours doing the rounds that Mohanlal is playing a “larger than life” hero in the mould of some of Ranjith’s earlier films but it has no confirmation as yet.