Vishal, the actor-turned-producer who has always been the protagonist in Tamil films, is deviating from his set path and is all set to make his debut in Malayalam films by taking on the role of an antagonist.
The film, which is to go to floors soon, would have Mohanlal in the lead and is as such untitled. It may be recalled that the ageing Mohanlal struck gold in Mollywood last year by delivering Malayalam film industry’s first-ever film to have collected more than Rs.100 crores at the box-office with his Pulumurugan. The film is now set to release in its Tamil-dubbed version with the same title.
Mohanlal plays the lead role in producer ‘Rockline’ Venkatesh’s new Malayalam film which would have Vishal in the prominent role of an antagonist. Venkatesh has confirmed the film on his Facebook account. Venkatesh had earlier producerd superstar Rajini’s 2014 hit film Lingaa and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
The budget of the film is put at Rs.600 crores, which is unprecedented in the history of Malayalam films!