On the occasion of his 41st birthday, Prithviraj Sukumaran, a versatile actor in the Indian film industry, received heartwarming wishes from his peers and fans. Amidst the celebratory messages, one thing that has grabbed the attention of cinema enthusiasts is Prithviraj’s highly anticipated appearance in the upcoming Prashant Neel directorial, ‘Salaar,’ starring none other than the Telugu superstar, Prabhas.
Scheduled for release on December 22nd, ‘Salaar’ promises to be a cinematic spectacle and is anticipated to be a two-part extravaganza, following the footsteps of the immensely successful ‘KGF’ series. In this cinematic venture, Prithviraj Sukumaran steps into the shoes of Varadharaja Mannaar, and his appearance in the film is nothing short of a revelation.
Prithviraj’s character exudes a sense of grim intensity and chaos, but there’s an underlying calm demeanor that adds to the mystique. The color palette for his character is dominated by shades of black and grey, creating a visually striking and enigmatic presence. Notably, he adorns a septum ring and a black tilak on his forehead, adding to the overall majestic allure of his character.
Prithviraj, who recently took a break from his film commitments due to an injury and subsequent knee surgery, made a remarkable recovery. He had suffered an accident during the filming of his upcoming Malayalam movie, ‘Vilayath Buddha,’ which necessitated his temporary leave of absence. However, his resilience and determination led to a swift return to the sets, where he is currently working on his directorial venture, ‘L2: Empuraan,’ featuring the legendary Mohanlal in the leading role.
‘L2: Empuraan’ is the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster ‘Lucifer,’ which marked Prithviraj’s directorial debut and featured him in a cameo role. The original film was a massive success in the Malayalam film industry. The sequel, ‘L2: Empuraan,’ is expected to be even grander and is co-produced by Lyca Productions, marking their maiden foray into Malayalam cinema. This project also signifies the third collaboration between Prithviraj and Mohanlal in the director’s chair, following ‘Lucifer’ and their 2022 film ‘Bro Daddy.’
As for ‘Salaar,’ directed by Prashant Neel, fans can expect a cinematic extravaganza similar to the ‘KGF’ franchise. The film, initially planned for an earlier release, had to be postponed due to pending VFX work. Now, with a December 22nd release date, it’s set to go head-to-head with other Christmas releases, including Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Dunki’ and Dhanush’s ‘Captain Miller.’ With Prithviraj’s intriguing new look and the grandeur of ‘Salaar,’ the end of the year is shaping up to be an exciting time for Indian cinema enthusiasts.