If you have seen the trailer of Twenty-20, one of the teasers say, “All superstars in one screen.” This is followed by visuals of Mammotty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram and Dileep. Prithviraj is clubbed with Jayasurya, Kunchako Boban (remember him?), and few unknowns. But give us a break? Jayaram and Dileep are superstars? In which galaxy?
Prithviraj had to face many odds during the initial days of his career. People were sent to boo at his movies. Most of his movies did not do well; when one movie – Classmates – was a huge hit, it was attributed to an ensemble cast and not him.
Prithviraj’s Joshy directed Robinhood has taken a fantastic opening in nearly 70 screens across Kerala, though it carries mixed reports. It is the clear number one and has netted Rs 4.31 lakh in its first four days at Padma Theatre (Ernakulam), a 100 per cent opening! How big it will turn out to be will depend on whether it will be able to hold on in the coming days.
Another interesting movie in the pipeline for Prithviraj is Mani Ratnam’s Raavan. With this movie, he becomes the third actor, besides Mammotty and Mohanlal to portray a major character in a Mani Ratnam movie. (Manoj K Jayan has played a minor role in Dalapathi).