On Sunday, October 16, Prithviraj Sukumaran turned 40 years old. The actor-director celebrated his birthday quietly in Kochi with his wife Supriya Menon and a select group of close friends. Celebrities such as Telugu superstar Prabhas, Malayalam celebrities Mammootty and Mohanlal, and others wished Prithviraj Sukumaran a happy birthday via special social media messages. On the occasion of the talented actor's birthday, Salaar's producers officially unveiled his magnificent first look from the film. On the other side, Prithviraj Sukumaran gave his followers some significant updates.
On Prithviraj Sukumaran's birthday, the much-anticipated Kaapa teaser was released. The intriguing teaser for the Shaji Kailas-directed film teases that Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, and its culture serve as the backdrop for the multi-starrer. The 1.09-minute preview centers on the gang warfare in Thiruvananthapuram's rural areas, which even has an impact on innocent lives that are unrelated to them. Dileesh Pothan, Nandu, and Jagadish's characters are initially introduced to the audience in the Kaapa teaser.
Later, three characters who play crucial roles—Asif Ali, Anna Ben, and Aparna Balamurali—enter the scene. Kotta Madhu, the infamous mafia don played by Prithviraj Sukumaran, is finally introduced in the teaser. Madhu, who is fighting a gang by himself, adds, “I always fought alone to reach this position”. as he battles himself against a group of thugs in a quarry by himself. In the movie that marks Prithviraj Sukumaran's comeback with Shaji Kailas following the huge success of Kaduva, it is clear from the trailer that he is portraying a gritty, grey-shaded figure. The much-awaited film, which is being made by the FEFKA Writers' Union, is expected to open in theatres in September.
For the new film Khalifa, the talented actor and hitmaker Vysakh are working together once again. On Prithviraj Sukumaran's 40th birthday, the film, which is billed as a revenge thriller, is formally released with a first-look poster. Leading actor Prithviraj is depicted in a trendy avatar with molten gold flowing through his arms and shoulders in the innovative and promising poster. “Vengeance will be written in GOLD! Announcing Khalifa! Directed by Vysakh,” the actor-director wrote when he made the project's official announcement on his social media accounts. After the 2010 smash Pokkiriraja, Prithviraj Sukumaran will work with the director once more on Khalifa.