A Rocker In Disguise: "Pathinettam Padi"
The film, directed by Shanker Ramakrishnan, has Mammootty playing an important role as Stanford professor John Abraham Palackal.
The upcoming Malayalam film Pathinettam Padi just got bigger with actor Prithviraj joining the sets. The film was announced with Mammootty roped in to play an important role and we hear that he will be seen as Stanford professor John Abraham Palackal.
There are reports that Unni Mukundan has also been roped in for a cameo but he is yet to join the sets of Pathinettam Padi. The film will also mark the debut of actor and writer Shanker Ramakrishnan as director and it is bankrolled by August Cinemas. Interestingly, Prithviraj had co-produced films under this banner until he started his own production house.
The film’s technical crew mainly comprises of debutants with Sudeep Elamon cranking the camera, KH Kaashif composing the music and Bhuvan Sreenivas taking care of its editing.
Shanker Ramakrishnan has earlier directed a segment in the anthology Kerala Café, called Island Express featuring Prithviraj and Kani Kusruthi. He then wrote the historical film Urumi, directed by Santosh Sivan, with Prithvi playing the lead. Another film Shanker wrote is the experimental Netholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla with Fahadh Faasil in the lead. The last film he wrote is My Story, starring Prithvi and Parvathy.