'Vilayath Buddha is our duty to Sachy'
...says producer Sandip Senan who is producing the upcoming Prithviraj-starrer
We reported earlier that the late Sachy's chief associate Jayan Nambiar would direct Vilayath Buddha, the big-screen adaptation of GR Indugopan's novel of the same name. The makers have released an artistic poster of the film.
The film initially had Sachy attached to helm it, as a follow-up to Ayyappanum Koshiyum, one of last year's hits.
Urvasi Theatres, which backed the National award-winning Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, bankrolls the film scripted by GR Indugopan and Rajesh Pinnadan.
"Vilayath Buddha is my first film with my childhood friend Prithviraj. Sachy ettan is the only reason for this film happening. He left after bringing us all together. For us, this film is our duty to him," said Sandip Senan of Urvasi Theatres.
Vilayath Buddha revolves around two characters, an older man named Bhaskaran Master, and his protege, a smuggler named Double Mohanan. The central conflict revolves around two men trying to claim ownership of a sandalwood tree planted by the former. Prithviraj will play the latter. The makers are on the lookout for an actor to play Bhaskaran Master.
Jomon T John and Mahesh Narayanan are on board as the cinematographer and editor, respectively.
Jayan has previously worked with Sachy in Anarkali and Ayyappanum Koshiyum aside from being Prithviraj's assistant director in Lucifer. He was also supposed to helm another script of Sachy, starring Prithviraj, but opted to make Vilayath Buddha his directorial debut.