Prithviraj has turned producer along with Santosh Sivan. Prithvi and Santosh has set up a new production company called ‘August Cinema’, which will produce Urumi a multi-lingual period film in Malayalam, Tamil & English.
Urumi’s director and cameraman is Santosh Sivan. The film has Prithviraj and Genelia in the lead, with music by Deepak Dev. In fact Santosh and Deepak Dev have recorded a few songs for the film. The English version is likely to have the title- The Boy who wanted to kill Vasco da Gama
Santosh Sivan in an earlier interview had said: “ Urumi has Prithvi and Genelia. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalised. Urumi is the 8-ft long flexible sword that has been used in Kalari fights for a long time. Sankar Ramakrishnan, who had directed the promising short film Island Express in the Kerala CafÃ© anthology, is writing the script. The film, a bilingual, is set in the 15th century and will be made for the international audiences.”
The shoot of Urumi will start on August 17 (Chingam Onu) in Kerala and later in the forest areas of Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra, where Santosh and Prithviraj shot the climax of Raavanan.