Malayalam actor Prithviraj is all set to dominate the ticket windows in and around the Onam holidays. The release date of his upcoming movie Theerppu was announced on Wednesday. The film will arrive in cinemas on August 25, just a week before his highly-anticipated movie Gold, which is due in cinemas during the first week of September.
Theerppu is directed by Rathish Ambat of Kammara Sambhavam fame, from a script written by Murali Gopy. The teaser suggested that this film is likely to be a dialogue-heavy drama that explores the themes of revenge and justice. The movie seems to focus a clash of ideas and ideologies. The latest poster of the film is designed like a snake and ladder game with the main characters of the film juxtaposed against historical figures like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Hitler, Joseph Stalin and so on.
Theerppu also stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Siddique, Saiju Kurup, Vijay Babu, Isha Talwar and Hannah Reji Koshy.
Besides playing a key role, Vijay Babu has also bankrolled the movie under his home production banner Friday Film House. It’s noteworthy that the actor-producer recently made headlines after he was accused of rape. A young actor accused Babu of sexually assaulting her several times on the pretext of offering her roles in movies. He was arrested and later released on bail.
Prithviraj’s Gold, which is written and directed by Alphonse Puthren, will arrive in cinemas just in time for Onam celebrations. The film, also starring Nayanthara in the lead role, marks Puthren’s comeback after a gap of seven years.