Aadhi: Can Pranav go beyond the Mohanlal Jr. tag?
Aadhi: Can Pranav go beyond the Mohanlal Jr. tag?

Aadhi: Can Pranav go beyond the Mohanlal Jr. tag?


For the past one year, we are reading about ‘Aadhi’ and Mohanlal’s son’s entry into the Malayalam movie industry as an actor. But Pranav is cool: unconcerned about how his debut film will be received at the box office. He is like his father Mohanlal. He knows how to dance, how to sing and how to fight. These are the foundations of a star. More than that is his father’s clout in the industry.

The D-Day is Friday when his first film Aadhi will be released. The movie in which he appears as a brooding musician is said to be the acid test for Pranav as an actor. Will Keralites welcome him with open arms?

Kerala has been very liberal towards all the star kids. Dulquer Salman, Fahad Fazil, Prithviraj, Indrajith, Vineet Sreenivasan, Dhyan Sreenivasan…all star kids are performing well in Malayalam.

Mammootty's son, Dulquer Salman, is now one of the most sought-after stars of Malayalam at present.. Prithviraj, son of Sukumaran, has already grabbed superstardom. As a versatile star, Fahad Fazil, son of director Faazil, has also done well movie after movie, though he had teething problems. Fahad's debut was a big flop. At the age of 19, he was roped in as the hero by his father, Faazil, in ‘Kaiyethum Doorathu’. But Fahad left the movie industry soon after the failure but staged a spectacular comeback with a bang after six years and proved his mettle. That is a classic example of a successful comeback in a career.

Both Vineeth and Dhyan Sreenivasan, sons of director and scriptwriter Sreenivasan, began well and continue as all-rounders. They act, direct and write stories for movies. In the box office, there is a mixed reaction. success while some were flops. Overall they enjoy good standing in the market.

Pranav’s launch will be close because he is the son of none other than the Malayalam’s evergreen superstar. Pranav’s challenge is not easy. To come out of his father’s legendary shadow is hard to come by. Mohanlal was such a star who ruled the Malayalam movie industry for the last three decades.

As an actor, he is a rare combination having the gift of winning both box office and awards. He is the star of the mass and the art film lovers. While winning big box office, he also won coveted awards. He won the national award three times. His versatility is terrific. So It will take a lot for Pranav to prove his mettle.

Aadhi's two trailers have already gone viral on social media. He has got immense media back up too. Pranav Mohanlal is not new to cinema. He has acted in a few movies as a child artist. He has also worked behind the camera as an assistant of Jeethu Joseph.

After launching many box office movies, Antony Perumbavur's Ashirvad Cinemas is releasing 'Aadhi'. Director Jeethu Joseph is under immense pressure as he was chosen to launch the biggest star son in Malayalam. Can Jeethu meet the expectations of the entire Malayali community? Jithu says he will bring another hit like ‘Drishyam’. Once ‘Aadhi’ makes ripples in Malayalam, Jeethu wants to roll out its Tamil, Telugu, Hindi versions too.

Pranav has already got the blessings of Mammootty and Dulquer just before the launch. Even the Mammootty-starrer 'Streelight' is also releasing on Friday. But the million dollar question is still there waiting for an answer: Can Pranav rise to the expectations of people? Will Keralites accept the mannerisms, charm, character depth, and charisma of Pranav? Keralites are generally a hard to please audiences. Let us patiently wait for the people’s verdict now.