Kaduva, the upcoming action thriller which features Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role, will mark the comeback of senior filmmaker Shaji Kailas. The mass entertainer has been making headlines with the controversy regarding its theme and central character, lately. It all began after Jinu Abraham, the writer of Kaduva filed a lawsuit against Suresh Gopi's SG 250, alleging plagiarism.
Later, a person named Jose Kuruvinakunnel, who is said to be the inspiration behind both Kaduva and SG 250, had stated that he has not sold rights to any filmmakers to make a movie on his life. However, director Shaji Kailas has now finally reacted to the controversies surrounding the project. The senior filmmaker confirmed that Kaduva is not an autobiographical drama, but is a fictional story.
According to Shaji Kailas, both he and Renji Panicker had planned based on John Kuruvinakunnel, with Mohanlal in the lead role. But the movie, which was announced 20 years ago, was later shelved due to various reasons. Kaduva is a fictional story, and has no connection with Jose. The filmmaker also revealed that only he and lead actor Prithviraj has read the entire script. The people, who have absolutely no idea about the theme of Kaduva, are creating unnecessary controversies.
Kaduva, which marks Prithviraj Sukumaran's second collaboration with Shaji Kailas, is said to be an out and out action thriller. Jinu Abraham, the writer of the project has teamed up with Prithviraj for several popular films including his directorial debut Adam Joan. The team is yet to finalise the female lead and rest of the star cast of the project, which is expected to start rolling by the end of 2020.
S Thaman, who rose to fame with the songs of the Allu Arjun starrer Ala Vaikunthapurramloo, will make his Malayalam debut with Kaduva. Ravi K Chandran is the DOP and Shameer Mohammed handles the editing. Kaduva is jointly produced by Supriya Menon and Listin Stephen, under the banners Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames.