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Joshi to make his mark in Telugu

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Veteran Malayalam director Joshy, who is now busy with the last phases of the much-hyped muti-starrer Twenty:20, starring all the major stars of the Malayalam film industry, will start working for a Telugu film in a short time.

Joshy has directed Telugu movies like Anthimatheerpu. After this proposed Telugu film, the director will be back to Malayalam in January for a movie starring Jayaram and Prithviraj in the lead.

Meanwhile, Twenty:20, which has completed its entire shooting in Kochi last month, is currently in the final phase of dubbing. The post-production works are done at Lal Media in Kochi and Vismaya in Thiruvananthapuram. AMMA is making the film as part of a fund-raising drive, hand in hand with Dilip's 'Grand Production'.

Film-makers claim that equal footage has been given to all stars who are acting for free in Twenty:20. Though the filmmakers are tight-lipped about the storyline and the role of the stars, this big budget movie is expected to have a big canvas that can effectively show all the artists in adequate roles.

Reports are that the film evolves around a murder mystery. It has been reported that Mohanlal is playing a character Jagannathan, the most successful businessman in Kerala, while Mammootty is playing the role of an advocate. Dileep will appear as the younger brother of Mohanlal. Sureshgopi is again in a police role, a stern upright DSP having a longstanding rivalry with the character played by Lal.

The songs, composed by Suresh Peters, will be a highlight of the film. A lot of hype surrounds the song; the sets by veteran art director Joseph Nellikunnu cost a whopping Rs. 60 lakhs, the highest-ever for a Malayalam film song picturisation. Expected to be in theatres by 24th October, the movie will have the best of releases in more than 100 theatres.

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