Director Shaji Kailas is going to start the shooting of his next movie Naduvazhikal 2, which is a sequel of the 1989 hit movie Naduvazhikal. The movie will star Prithviraj in the lead role, which was originally played by megastar Mohanlal two decades back.
The pooja of the movie was performed at Mascot Hotel in Trivandrum a couple of days ago. S. Chandrakumar of Malavika Productions is producing the movie.
The original movie was directed by Joshi, which became a landmark in the career of Mohanlal. S. N. Swamy had penned the script. Mohanlal was seen romancing a mystery girl and cracking jokes in the movie. The original movie also starred Madhu and Manianpilla Raju.
Prithviraj has been known as a serious action hero. But in this movie, he will have to do some lighter sequences and romantic scenes. The actor is also working for the first time with director Shaji Kailas.
In the first movie, the story revolved around Arjun, played by Mohanlal. His father Ananthan was the unofficial ruler of his native place.
According to the director, the second part of Naduvazhikal is going to be an action-packed thriller movie, which will have comedy and romance interspersed with peppy songs. Since the original movie was super hit, the sequel is expected to be a blockbuster.