Makers of Mohanlal starrer Lucifer was excited when they arrived at Mohanlal’s residence in Thevara to make a big announcement. At the press meet here, Mohanlal, Prithviraj, Murali Gopy and Antony Perumbavoor declared the happy news on the sequel of Lucifer.
The team gathered under a tree in Mohanlal’s residence where they started their discussions on Lucifer in 2017. From this place, they made the big announcement of Lucifer’s sequel titled Empuraan.
“I feel really glad to announce the sequel of Lucifer from the lucky spot which was the venue for announcement of Lucifer,” said Mohanlal.
Prithviraj who made his debut as a director with Lucifer expressed his heartfelt gratitude to media and audience for making his first movie a grand success.
The real identity of Mohanlal’s character Stephen Nedumpally is revealed in the last scene of the movie. The song in tail end also noted the word ‘Empuraan’ hinting the sequel of the movie. The song went viral on social media too.
The song was written by Murali Gopy and sung by veteran singer Usha Uthup. Newspaper headlines on Khureshi Ab’raam, an international don, was seen in the background of the song.
The sequel of Lucifer is titled as Empuraan- More than a king, less than a God.
Director Prithviraj also confirmed that Empuraan will not be a continuation of Lucifer. It will describe the flashback story of Mohanlal’s character Stephen Nedumpally and its continuation.
“I had a clear idea on the flashback of the story and its continuation before we started the shooting. Empuraan will be a big budget movie than Lucifer. We plan to start the shooting by middle of 2020. So it is tough to announce its release,” said Prithviraj.
Team Lucifer also noted that Lucifer’s successful collection of Rs 200 crore has promoted Malayalam film industry to the global market. The movie has received great appreciation in Kerala, outside Kerala and foreign countries.
Script writer Murali Gopy noted that the story must be portrayed in a big canvas.
“I found it difficult to portray the story in the time limit of a movie. So earlier we planned to make it as sequences and release it through online channel. Lucifer is just a top part of an iceberg. The story will continue. People used to say preparing a sequel for a superhit movie is a tough task. But we have pre-planned the sequel while shooting Lucifer. So I hope Empuraan will not be a tough mission,” said Murali Gopy.
Responding to the announcement of Lucifer’s sequel, producer Antony Perumbavoor addressed the moment as a blessed one. Shooting of Empuraan will start after completing the pre-scheduled projects.
Kerala will be the major location for Empuraan. Shooting will be held in foreign countries too as Mohanlal’s Khureshi Ab’raam is an international don. Seeking permission for shooting and taking such a big crew to foreign countries will be a tough task, noted the film makers.
Casting of characters in Empuraan is on progress. I wish all the actors in Lucifer should be in the sequel. Prithviraj’s character Zayed Mazood will have more importance in Empuraan.