Joshy to direct Telugu film

Veteran Malayalam director Joshy, who is now busy with the last phases of the much-hyped muti-starrer Twenty:20, starring all the major stars of the Malayalam film industry, will start working for a Telugu film in a short time.

Joshy has directed Telugu movies like Anthimatheerpu. After this proposed Telugu film, the director will be back to Malayalam in January for a movie starring Jayaram and Prithviraj in the lead.

Meanwhile, Twenty:20, which has completed its entire shooting in Kochi last month, is currently in the final phase of dubbing. The post-production works are done at Lal Media in Kochi and Vismaya in Thiruvananthapuram. AMMA is making the film as part of a fund-raising drive, hand in hand with Dileep's 'Grand Production'.

Film-makers claim that equal footage has been given to all stars who are acting for free in Twenty:20. Though the filmmakers are tight-lipped about the storyline and the role of the stars, this big budget movie is expected to have a big canvas that can effectively show all the artists in adequate roles.

Reports are that the film evolves around a murder mystery. It has been reported that Mohanlal is playing a character Jagannathan, the most successful businessman in Kerala, while Mammootty is playing the role of an advocate. Dileep will appear as the younger brother of Mohanlal. Suresh Gopi is again in a police role, a stern upright DSP having a longstanding rivalry with the character played by Lal.

The songs, composed by Suresh Peters, will be a highlight of the film. A lot of hype surrounds the song; the sets by veteran art director Joseph Nellikunnu cost a whopping Rs. 60 lakhs, the highest-ever for a Malayalam film song picturisation. Expected to be in theatres by 24th October, the movie will have the best of releases in more than 100 theatres.

Check out:

Twenty:20 Photo Gallery

Mohanlal's Photo Gallery

Mammootty's Photo Gallery

Suresh Gopi's Photo Gallery