Priyadarshan to direct Udhayanidhi

Priyadarshan to direct Udhayanidhi

Udhayanidhi Stalin has signed his next with veteran filmmaker Priyadarshan. This will be the actor-producer’s first film as hero with a top director.

The yet untitled movie, which is based on Mollywood film Maheshinte Prathikaram, is expected to go on floors from July 15.

As the project is at nascent stages, the team will be divulging more details only after finalizing the cast and crew. Udhayanidhi currently has two films including Ippadai Vellum and Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam gearing up for release.

Priyadarshan says, “It isn’t right to say that the movie will be a remake of Fahadh Fazil-starrer Maheshinte Prathikaram. The film’s screenplay will have ample changes.”

“Happy to announce my next project wit Dir Priyadarshan sir! Produced by moonshot entertainment Santosh sir!”, Udhayanidhi Stalin posted on Twitter.

Maheshinte Prathikaaram (English: Mahesh’s Revenge) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film, directed by Dileesh Pothan (in his directorial debut) and produced by Oneness Media Mill and Dream Mill Cinemas.

The film stars Fahadh Faasil, Anusree, Alencier Ley Lopez, Aparna Balamurali, and Soubin Shahir. Written by Syam Pushkaran, its story is based on an incident in the life of Thampan Purushan from Thuravoor, Cherthala. Shyju Khalid was the film’s cinematographer, and its soundtrack and score were composed by Bijibal.