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Prithviraj's Kaduva: Kerala Court temporarily stays the movie's release

Friday, December 10, 2021 • Malayalam Comments
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Prithviraj starrer action entertainer 'Kaduva' helmed by veteran director Shaji Kailas is one of the most anticipated movies of Mollywood. As the superhit director is making his comeback to the film industry, the audience has pinned high hopes on the movie, which is slated for release next month. On Friday, much to the disappointment of fans, a Kerala court has announced a stay on the release of the movie.

The petitioner, who has a rich ancestry, was earlier approached by the director to make a film about his long-running feud with a yesteryear top police official. During the discussion petitioner had clearly stated that the screenplay should be written by Renji Panicker and the lead role should be played either by Mohanlal or Suresh Gopi. It was also finalized that the film will be titled 'Vyakhram' and the lead character would not be portrayed as taking the law into his hands. The project was later dropped.

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Later, when reports surfaced that a film titled 'Kaduva' was coming up with Prithviraj in the lead role, the petitioner found that the film was based on his life. He then approached the court and stated in his plea that the film was nothing but his own tale and that he was portrayed as a villain more than a hero. He also stated that the acts in the film would be defaming him as they were contrary to his life. With this, the court granted a temporary stay for the film until further hearing on the 14th of this month.

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The movie's teaser was released recently and it gave a glimpse of Prithviraj's character Kaduvakkunel Kuruvachan, who looks intense in his mass avatar. The teaser also gives a glimpse of the action sequences from the film that also stars Vivek Oberoi as an antagonist. Actors Arjun Ashokan, Sai Kumar, Siddique, Seema, Dileesh Pothan, Vijayaraghavan, Aju Varghese, Sudev Nair, Rahul Madhav, Kalabhavan Shajohn, and Priyanka Nair are also part of the cast. Jinu Abraham, who has earlier directed Prithviraj Sukumaran in ‘Adam Joan’ is the scriptwriter of ‘Kaduva’ which has Abhinandan Ramanujam and Sujith Vaassudev as the directors of photography. Shameer Muhammed is editing it, and Jakes Bejoy is in charge of the music.

Kaduva is backed by Supriya Menon under Prithviraj Productions in association with Listin Stephen’s Magic Frames. The expectations for ‘Kaduva’ are really high as it’s termed as a royal comeback for the director Shaji Kailas who has previously done hit movies like ‘Natturajavu’, ‘Narasimham’, ‘Valliyettan’ etc.

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