Mega project on the lives of Travancore Kings
The film, directed by K Madhu, will be made in two parts
Seems like the Malayalam industry is all set to scale new heights, in terms of budget in 2018. Joining the bandwagon of big-budget projects is director K Madhu, known for directing Sethurama Iyer CBI series. He has announced a mega project on the lives of two Travancore kings who ruled from 1700 AD to 1800 AD. The film will be made in two parts, the director said.
The first part has been titled Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma - King of Travancore. It will trace the life of Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the only Indian king who trounced a foreign power in India when he won the battle against the Dutch at Colachel. The second part will be on the Karthika Thirunal Marthanda Varma, who went on to be known as the Dharmaraja. This part is also said to deal with the Karthika Thirunal's fight against Tipu Sultan.
"This will be a project on a massive scale. Scriptwriter Robin Thirumala and I have been researching intensively for the last three years. We have finalised the script and signed the crew, that includes big names. We plan to go on the floors by next August," says K Madhu, who adds that this is his most ambitious project.
He says, "We have prominent actors from Malayalam and other industry. While we have fixed a superstar for the first part, the leading actor for the second is yet to be ascertained. We will announce the names and the production banner soon."
K Madhu adds that the films will boast of big names from Indian cinema. "We plan to make it in five languages," he adds. The director says he has signed the technical crew, that includes Peter Hein for action and Resul Pookutty for sound design. R Madhi will crank the camera. Keeravani, who composed the tunes for Baahubali, will be the music director.