Anant Mahadevan, the popular director as well as an actor is all set to direct a Malayalam movie. The movie is tilted The Witch Hunt and it cast none other than Mohanlal in the lead role. Mohanlal will be essaying the role of an ISRO scientist in the movie.
The Witch Hunt will be portraying the shocking and moving tale of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was in charge of ISRO's cryogenic project and had introduced the liquid fuel rocket technology in India in the early 1970s. He was falsely charged in an espionage case in 1994.
After 18 years of judicial fight, Narayana came out with victory. The Kerala High Court earlier directed a payment of Rs 10 lakh as compensation to him, upholding a 2001 National Human Rights Commission decision which the State government had challenged.
"The ISRO story is both shocking and moving - a great human account as well as a sensational mirror to our nation on self-destruct. Nambi Narayanan is an example of a brilliant mind reduced to shambles. This film will be truly international and global cinema," says director Anant Mahadevan.
The director opines that Mohanlal is one of the finest actor he has ever seen. He plans to make the movie both in Hindi and Malayalam. The rest of the cast in both the languages will be from Bollywood. Several other big names will be involved in the film. Celebrated writer CP Surendran, Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty, eight-time National Award Winning Editor Sreekar Prasad and maestro L Subramaniam on the music are also the crew for the film.