Sachy (left), Vilayath Budha movie poster (centre), cover of fifth edition of novel (right)
'Vilayath Budha' penned by G R Indugopan was one of the bestseller novels in the recent times. The book published by Mathrubhumi Books was well-received among the readers. So, noted filmmaker Sachy had announced a film adaptation of the novel with actor Prithviraj in the lead role. However, he passed away before fulfilling the dream.
The movie did not stop after his demise. Sachy's friends went ahead with the project and his disciple Jayan Nambiar took up the role of director. Title poster of the movie also was released. The poster was designed by Old Monk team. It was widely accepted due to the uniqueness.
The team first carved the name 'Vilayath Budha' on wood and then digitalised the same to make the beautiful poster. Also the fifth edition of the novel was published with a cover page showing the typography in the poster and images of its production. The copies of the latest edition will hit the stands before release of the movie.
It is very rare in Malayalam to use film typography in book cover before the movie's release. It was author Indugopan behind this idea. Also the script of the movie is written by Indugopan and Old Monk team member Rajesh. The movie is produced by Sandeep Senan and Aneesh M Thomas under the banner of Urvashi Theatres.