Famous literary figure Thakazhy's grandson Raj Nair is directing his first film titled Punyam Aham. The legend of Naranathu Bhranthan, Vararuchi and Panjami is the basis for this movie. It is one of the few films that Prithviraj has agreed to act this year.
Prithviraj and Samvritha Sunil are the lead actors, with Nedumudi Venu, K.P.A.C. Lalitha and M.R. Gopakumar in other important roles. This year's state award recipient, M.J. Radhakrishnan is behind the camera; Isaac Thomas Kottukapilly is scoring the music.
Edited by Beena Paul Venugopal, the movie is set to start by September. The movie, produced under Mirabilia Films by Raj, Shyamaprasad and Janardhana Menon has the surprise element of having no songs at all.
Raj Nair, with a doctorate in oral medicine, teaches at Brisbane University in Australia. He will also write the script of the movie. He earlier directed a documentary Kaazhchavasthukkal, on the loneliness of old aged, featuring his grandmother Katha.
Raj is planning his next movie in Thai, titled The Blind Mirror