It came as a pleasant surprise to Malayalam film audiences, when reports started pouring in that M T Vasudevan Nair's much acclaimed novel Randamoozham is all set to have a film version.
The expectations further increased when it was announced that Hariharan, would be directing the movie and Mohanlal would play the mythological character Bhima, in the movie. But, what happened to this project later?
In an interview given to a popular magazine, director Hariharan stated that the project has been dropped. Initially, it was Gokulam Gopalan who approached Hariharan for a movie after Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja and the director suggested the idea of making Randamoozham.
According to Hariharan, M T Vasudevan Nair also accepted the idea of making a film based on the novel. But, while penning the script of the film, the veteran writer stated that it would be difficult to make the film as a single movie and two different parts would be required.
But, Gokulam Gopalan wasn't ready to make the movie in two different parts and hence the project was dropped midway.
Well, that is a bad news for all Malayalam film lovers as Randamoozham was one of the most awaited projects of the recent times.
But, there are certain reports doing the rounds that popular ad film-maker Sreekumar is planning to make the movie with Mohanlal in the lead role.