Prithviraj’s Ayyappan to go on floors by mid-2020
Last year, it was announced that Prithviraj will be starring in mythological film on lord Ayyappa. The movie titled as ‘Ayyappan’ is written and directed by Shanker Ramakrishnan. August Cinema is producing the movie. Apparently, pre-production works for this epic project is already underway and the makers are planning to start shooting by mid next year.
In a recent interview, Shanker Ramakrishnan revealed that he had been working on its script for over three years. Contrary to popular belief, this movie will be about prince Ayappan’s life and not the diety. Earlier, producer Shaji Nadesan had said, “It will tell the authentic life story of Ayyappan. The deity worshipped in Sabarimala is a form of Shasta; but the movie will focus on his life as a man. Ayyappan was a prince, a warrior and a revolutionary, and the research for the film has mined those stories from Pandalam palace. It will be a different style of interpretation.”
Since it is a big-scale epic film, the makers have planned to release the movie in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada languages. An English version is also on the cards. Since the narrative traverses through different timelines, Prithviraj will be appearing in multiple looks in the movie. Apart from him, the movie is expected to have some leading actors from various other languages.