AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures today announced a collaboration to produce Jeethu Joseph’s Hindi film debut.
Acclaimed filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for Mohanlal starrer, Drishyam, one of the top two grossing Malayalam Feature Films of all times, is all set to make his big Bollywood debut.
The yet untitled film is being presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sunir Kheterpal for AZURE Entertainment. The Film shall be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year.
Promising to change the face of Horror Thrillers in the country, the film shall combine interesting dynamics of a Crime Mystery Thriller with elements of Horror and shall have the audiences at the edge of seats. The makers have managed to pull off an interesting casting coup with a seasoned superstar like Rishi Kapoor and the talented Emraan Hashmi, who has been synonymous with the horror-thriller genre and has been a part of some of the biggest blockbusters in this genre.
Announcing his Bollywood debut, Jeethu Joseph commented, “Directing a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story. This Crime mystery Thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the Film. I am looking forward to start the Film at the earliest.”
Says Emraan Hashmi, “I’m really excited about this one. The film will be a riveting, nail-biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things, I’m confident the film will be a game changer”.
Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – AZURE Entertainment says, “Jeethu Joseph is a superlative directing talent and we are proud to be producing his Hindi feature film debut. Viacom18 Motion Pictures has a great track record on backing content driven films and we are happy to collaborate with them on this film”.
Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Ever since we produced Drishaym, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph’s original masterpiece, we have been looking for a subject to make with Jeethu in Hindi. This amazing crime thriller, developed with Azure, is a story where we are looking forward to creating the same kind of magic that audience experienced in Drishyam.