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‘Lucifer’ trailer draws 3 mn views; Mohanlal –Prithviraj combo is stunning
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‘Lucifer’ trailer draws 3 mn views; Mohanlal –Prithviraj combo is stunning

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Within hours of its launch, the 180-second-long trailer of the much-anticipated film ‘Lucifer’ has garnered 3 million views and is ticking fast.

Lucifer, the debut directorial venture of actor Prithviraj with Mohanlal as hero, was in the news from the day of the release of its strange and powerful poster.

Prithviraj’s dream project, a political thriller has been in the making for the past three years and it is finally gearing up for release. A big budget movie penned by Murali Gopi, it has been creating a lot of expectations among the fans. The film also stars Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier and Tovino Thomas in lead roles.

The film went on floors in 2017 and was shot in various places including Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Mumbai, Bangalore and Lakshadweep. Deepak Dev has composed the songs for the movie, which will hit the screens on March 28.

The trailer looks slick and kickass. Mohanlal looks formidable as Stephen Nedumpally and the trailer has turned out to be a massive hit gaining thousands of views in a matter of a few minutes.

Earlier, talking about the film, Mohanlal had said, "It is not easy to make an entertainer. Lucifer will be a good film. It'll have an interesting story and narration techniques. I believe it'll be a good entertainer and will be liked by everyone."

The editing of the movie is getting rave reviews as the transition from one scene to the next is smooth and natural. The three minute long movie trailer which garners widespread appreciation from both the masses and critics owes a lot to its editor, Don Max. He is the one who introduced brand news technology namely Spot Editing to Malayalam movies.

"I have close contact with Prithviraj from the days of Urumi. I have worked along with him in many movies. The narrative of the trailer, like telling a story was suggested by Raju (Prithviraj) himself, says Don Max. The trailer of the movie Lucifer was completed with 20 days. During the final hours I was in Chennai while Raju in Jordan.”

A couple of days back, Lucifer got into the news for wrong reasons. A writer and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai alleged that the upcoming film Lucifer was late director Rajesh Pillai’s project that was developed for Mohanlal seven years ago but did not take off due to the director’s sudden demise. Soon, Prithviraj came out with a strong statement on Twitter saying 'Lucifer' is his own baby and not Rajesh Pillai’s project.

In a Twitter missive, Prithviraj said: “You’ve got your facts wrong @sri50 This is not the film that Rajesh Pillai had planned. This just happens to have the title originally registered for that project.”