The sci-fi thriller, 'Nine' produced by actor Prithviraj is set to hit theatres on February 7. Prithviraj also does the lead character of the movie. On Saturday, February 2, he released a 40 seconds long promo too.
Nine is Prithviraj’s maiden production venture. Sony Picture Entertainment (SPE) also joined hands with Prithviraj in production. After the trailer released on January 8, the movie generated a positive review by both the critic and common folks. The trailer has clocked 2.4 million views since its launch on YouTube.
He believes that the movie will be an unchartered territory for Malayalam Cinema, which means a totally new grammer in narration. As most part of the film was shot at night, a high precision movie camera was required for filming and the Red Gemini 5K camera was used for first time in Indian cinema.
The writer and director Jenuse Mohammed approached Prithvi with this new script in 2016. The novel script compelled Prithviraj to be the producer of the movie. Prithviraj said as a producer he kept the same yardstick to judge a film as an actor. As an actor he is undoubtedly successful. So, it is hoped that he will reap the same in production business too. The movie will have music by Shaan Rahman. Other star cast includes Mamta Mohandas and Prakash Raj. ‘Godha’-fame Wamiqa Gabbi also plays an important role. In an video interview posted by Sony, Wamiqa Gabbi who was excited about the project said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better Malayalam film than 9”.
As the director and producer were strict on technical finesse, the film took more than six months for post-production.
Malayalam superstar Prithviraj announced last week that he would be collaborating with Sony Pictures India for his maiden production. Prithviraj, who takes a lot of innovations of late in Malayalam by directing superstar Mohanlal in ‘Lucifer’, investing on movie production, talking loudly against misogynistic views and choosing his roles wisely, has big hope on ‘Nine’. Prithviraj on Twitter said: “We think this is a genuine first of its kind for Malayalam cinema.”