Jayasurya to essay the legendary Kadamattathu Kathanar
The film is planned as a two-part big-budget 3D fantasy thriller
In a new announcement, producer Vijay Babu has revealed that his Friday Film House banner will be collaborating with Jayasurya on yet another project, in which the actor will portray the legendary Kadamattathu Kathanar, a Kerala priest who was believed to possess supernatural powers which he used for the good of the people.
The film is planned as a two-part big-budget 3D fantasy thriller. It will be helmed by Rojin Thomas, who is known for making the Kerala State Award-winning films, Philips and the Monkey Pen and Jo and the Boy. R Ramanand has written the script based on extensive research.
The character was earlier the subject of a film and a TV series. Prem Nazir played him in the 1966 film Kadamattatchan and Prakash Paul portrayed the priest in the popular Malayalam TV series Kadamattathu Kathanar. Jayasurya's casting is unsurprising as he has played a similar character — a psychic trying to solve the mystery of ghosts — in the Pretham series of films.
Jayasurya is currently working on another Friday Film House project, Sufiyum Sujathayum, in which he is cast opposite Aditi Rao Hydari. In addition to this musical-thriller, the actor is working with the banner on three more films — a mass entertainer titled Thrissur Pooram and a biopic of actor Sathyan. A third part of the successful Aadu series is also in the pipeline.
Jayasurya will next be seen in Prasobh Vijayan's thriller Anveshanam, set for release on November 1. He is slated to star in VK Prakash's Ramasethu, a biopic of 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan, and it was also announced that he will be reuniting with Captain director Prajesh Sen for his next film, Vellam.