Popular Mollywood actor Prithviraj has turned director with his political thriller Lucifer. This film is all set to enter record books as one of the top grossing Malayalam films of 2019. Lalettan has delivered perhaps one of his career-best performance as the shady character Stephen Nedumpally in this film.

Howerver, in a recent interview Prithviraj revealed that odds were really against him as a newcomer. But, it was the support of Lalettan and writer Murali Gopi, that helped him overcome all challenges, added the director. Lalettan gave him the confidence and motivation to go ahead with the project, said Prithviraj. He also interacted with legendary filmmakers like the late IV Sasi, Santhosh Sivan and Azhagappan to learn the craft from the masters directly. This film is aimed at ordinary moviegoers and not some niche audience, added the director.