is on between the producers of Thalappavu and
Thirakkatha, both featuring Prithviraj, as to which film
should release on 'Thiruvonam', 12th September. Prithviraj on the
other hand does not want to be part of the fight, since both films
are close to his heart.
Thalappavu, directed by actor Madhupal, is said to be the
screen adaptation of the life story of the Naxalite Varghese who
tried to organize the working class of the Wayanad tea and coffee
estates in the 70's. Varghese went missing and the police kept mum
about the incident until a policeman came forward in the late 90s,
saying that he was part of the team who captured and killed
Varghese. Prithvi is said to be a Left sympathizer in real life and
has acted almost free for this low-budget movie. Lal, Manianpillai
Raju, Rohini and Jagathy are the other actors in this film.
on the other hand, with Prithvi playing the role of a budding
director in the 80's and his struggles, is directed by Akber Ahmed.
It recounts the inside story of the glamorous world of cinema.
Priyamani plays the role of an actress. The film is produced by
Varnachitra Subair and Capital Theatres.
Both producers seem to be determined that they will release both
films on the same date. Which one gets the approval of the audience
remains to be seen.