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Pranav all set to take on his dad Mohanlal

Published: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 12:24 [IST]

Pranav Mohanlal, son of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, is all set make his first-ever screen appearance as an actor alongside his father in Sagar alias Jackie - Reloaded, directed by Malayalam's most stylish director Amal Neerad of Big B fame. In this film, Pranav will play a youth who takes on daddy Mohanlal, an underworld don.

The scenes of the real life father and son have been shot on the streets of Dubai recently. The onlookers at the shoot say that Pranav looks just like young Mohanlal in his debut film Manjil Virinja Pookal (1980). Sources said that Pranav (18), who is studying in 12th standard in a Ooty Boarding School, is likely to debut as a hero shortly.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Sagar alias Jackie - Reloaded, made with a budget of five crores, is scheduled for release on 26th March, 2009. Planned as a sequel to Mohanlal's 1987 blockbuster Irupatham Noottandu, it is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Ashirvad Films. Scripted by S.N. Swamy, who also did the scripts for the original, Sagar alias Jackie - Reloaded is cinematographed by the director himself.

The original (Irupatham Noottandu) was about Sagar alias Jackie (Mohanlal), a smuggler who runs a clandestine gold smuggling business for Shekharan Kutty (Sureshgopi), son of the State Chief Minister. Later, Jackie stops his smuggling business and spends his personal time pining for a girlfriend (Urvashi). Meanwhile, Ashwathy (Ambika), a reporter for a news magazine, publishes a sensational article connecting Jackie to the Chief Minister. It creates an uneasy relationship between Sekharan Kutty and Jackie, leading to their open confrontation. In the climax, Jackie guns down Shekharan Kutty.

In the sequel, Jackie, after killing the Chief Minister's son, escapes from India to Dubai where he gradually becomes a big underworld don. However, he returns to Kerala as his enemies try to trap him in an explosives case. How he sorts out his problems and vanquishes his enemies is the story in a nutshell.

Heroine Bhavana appears as a CNN reporter named Namitha Menon; National award winning actress Shobhana and famous South Indian actress Meena also appear in important roles and Jyothirmayi plays a cameo role. Other cast members include Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu, Suman, Manoj K. Jayan, Ganesh, Vinayakan, Baiju, Sumeeth, Sreeraman and others. Lyrics are handled by Rio Joy. Gopi Sunder has scored the music.

Topics: sureshgopi, mohanlal, shobhana, jagathy sreekumar, suman, vinayakan, manoj k jayan, amal neerad, ganesh, bhavana
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