Rumour mills were abuzz with news of Rana Daggubati’s Malayam debut for a while now.
In fact, a rumour of the actor having signed a Malayalm film was doing the rounds recently until the actor himself rubbished it. But the long awaited debut is finally happening! As per the latest announcement, the actor has been roped in to play the king of Travancore – Matharanda Varma in the film titled – Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma.
History says that he was the king to have defeated a foreign power in India as he battled it out with the Dutch at Colachel. This is the first part of the historical drama followed by another movie on Dharmaraja aka Karthika Thirunal Marthanda Varma who succeeded Marthanda. Needless to say, this will be a project made on a grand scale.
“This will be a project on a massive scale. Scriptwriter Robin Thirumala and I have been researching intensively for the last three years. We have finalised and signed the crew that includes big names. We plan to go on floors by next August:” stated K Madhu to??. As per the same report, he has confirmed that big names from the Malayalam industry will be part of this film. While the lead for the first part has been finalised, the lead of Part 2 is yet to be confirmed! Apart from the actors, big names from others field have also been brought on board. Peter Hein, a renowned stunt choreographer will be part of this project, Resul Pookutty has also been signed for this ambitious tale. That’s not all. Keeravani, the maestro who composed music for Baahubali will be a part of this big scale project as well!
This period drama will be Rana Daggubati’s third film in the same genre. We already saw him in Baahubali where he played the cruel, ruthless king – Bhallaladeva and he also has Madai Thiranthu / 1945 coming up!