‘E.M.P.U.R.A.A.N’! This is the most trending word for the Malayalee audience since tuesday evening. Empuraan is the title of the sequel of Lucifer. The title was announced through the Facebook page of Mohanlal.
After that, along with director cum actor Prithviraj, Mohanlal, script writer Murali Gopi, and Producer Antony Perumbavur met the press and detailed the details about the sequel. According to the director’s words, Empuraan will probably roll from mid of 2020.
Antony Perumbavur made clear that Aashirvad Cinemas will produce Empuraan, just after its three committed films. Priyadarshan’s Kunjali Marakkar, ‘Ittimani: Made in China’ and Mohanlal’s debut directorial, Barros are Aashirvad’s upcoming projects. Therefore it will begin only after Barros. Prithviraj and Murali Gopi also have other commitments. This includes a Murali Gopi written- Prithviraj starrer film. It will be directed by Ratheesh Ambat.
According to writer and director, Lucifer is just a small portion of a big story. Empuraan will be certainly larger than Lucifer in all sense. Even if its a sequel, you might feel it as a prequel. How Khureshi Abram became Stephen Nedumpally? This will be what we will see in L2. ‘After’ part will be also seen in Empuraan. Since it deals with concepts such as ‘Illuminati’ and all, the storyline will be certainly complex comparing to Lucifer.
Lucifer was literally a trendsetter in Mollywood. Lucifer is currently the highest grossing Malayalam movie of all time. It was also the first Malayalam movie to collect 200 crores worldwide. Above all, Lucifer took Mollywood to another level, by exploiting the global markets. Mohanlal is literally ‘Lord of Lords’ figure in Malayalam. For Malayalees, he is more than a king, less than a god’ figure itself. The audience also expects that Empuraan will add more ‘shine’ to his throne.