Ram, the Mohanlal starring action thriller is one of the most anticipated upcoming projects of the Malayalam film industry. The shooting of the movie, which marks Mohanlal's second collaboration with hitmaker Jeethu Joseph, has been discontinued due to the all India lockdown. But recently it was reported that Ram has been delayed.
Now, Jeethu Joseph, the director of the project himself has confirmed the reports. In a recent interview given to a popular Malayalam media, the filmmaker revealed that the Mohanlal starrer has been delayed. Jeethu also confirmed that the release of Ram has been pushed to 2021, to the much disappointment of the Mohanlal fans and cine-goers.
According to the director, the shooting of Ram cannot be resumed even after the all India lockdown ends, as the next schedules are planned in foreign locales including London, Uzbekistan, and Turkey. These countries will not provide permission to shoot in the near future, as the coronavirus crisis might not get completely solved anytime soon.
If the COVID_19 crisis ends by mid-2020, the shooting of the Mohanlal starrer might get resumed by the end of November or beginning of December 2020. But nothing can be predicted right now as the situation is still totally out of control. Even if the makers decided to cancel the shootings in Uzbekistan and Turkey, the London schedule cannot be canceled as it is the most crucial part of the film.
Ram, which is touted to be a realistic thriller, features Mohanlal as the titular character. Trisha Krishnan, the popular actress appears as the female lead in the movie, which marks her first onscreen collaboration with the complete actor.
The Mohanlal starrer features an extensive star cast including Indrajith Sukumaran, Bollywood actor Adil Hussain, Prachi Tehlan, Sai Kumar, Siddique, Kalabhavan Shahjohn, Durga Krishna, Liyona Lishoy, and so on. Ram is jointly produced by Abhishek Films and Passion Studios.