The upcoming Mohanlal-B Unnikrishnan film Aaraattu is nearing completion and, according to The New Indian Express, AR Rahman will appear in the film in a pivotal scene.
The big-budget film, which has Shraddha Srinath as the female lead, has a few portions left to complete.
The film has already wrapped up its key segments in Ottappalam and Ootty. If the news of Rahman’s involvement is true, then Aaraattu will mark his reunion with Mohanlal after 29 years.
Rahman composed the music for the actor’s blockbuster Yoddha, directed by Sangeeth Sivan. Rahman is also reportedly doing the score for the Prithviraj-Blessy film Aadujeevitham.
Scripted by Pulimurugan-fame Udayakrishna, Aaraatu has music by Rahul Raj and cinematography by Vijay Ulaganath. Shammeer Muhammed is the editor.
Nedumudi Venu, Sai Kumar, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Indrans, Johny Antony, Sheela, Rachana Narayanankutty and Swasika essay the other cast members.
B Unnikrishnan’s RD Illuminations is jointly producing the film with Sajeesh Manjery.
In related news, Mohanlal’s Drishyam 2 released today and can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The story of Georgekutty and his family picks up after the events of the first film where the family went through a trauma but were somehow able to pull off ‘a perfect murder’. Alongside Mohanlal, Drishyam 2 also stars Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Asha Sarath, and Siddique among others. Jeethu Joseph has directed the film.
In an interview with The Indian Express, Mohanlal spoke about the sequel. “We had been planning to do Drishyam 2 (for a long time). It was in my mind, Antony Perumbavoor’s mind, and Jeethu’s mind. And suddenly it happened. When Drishyam 2 started rolling, we were all prepared. We weren’t sure when this film would happen. But, it had to happen. Georgekutty and his family should be remembered by the audience. Because it was such a cult film. Thanks to Jeethu for bringing out such an intelligent film,” he said.