Malayalam Cinema Set for a Big Leap with Rs 50-Cr Syamanthakam

Malayalam cinema’s giant leap to extravagant film making could be just a year away. To be made on a Rs 50-crore  budget, this could be Kerala filmdom’s quest for the skies.

Veteran director Hariharan is all set to make a film on the mythical Syamanthakam gem, a story adapted from the Mahabharata, and the film is likely to go on the floors later this year.

Titled Syamanthakam, the film will have dashing actor Prithviraj Sukumaran donning the role of Lord Krishna, the central character.

The film, to be produced by Sri Gokulam Films, would narrate in epic proportions the tale of the mythical gem gifted to King Satrajit by Lord Surya . The gem goes missing and the blame of theft falls on many including Lord Krishna.

The film will be mad in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, and will have in its cast popular actors from across India. Among the technical crew will be Academy Award winner Resul Pookkutty in whose hands the sound design of the film is expected to be safe.