Jayasurya has announced his next project with director Midhun Manuel Thomas. It is titled Turbo Peter, and the actor shared the poster of the film on his Facebook account.
Midhun Manuel, who started off his career as a scriptwriter for Om Shanthi Oshaana, wrote and directed 2015’s Aadu. Though a commercial failure in theatres, the movie was appreciated once the DVDs came out; subsequently, Jayasurya’s character ‘Shaji Pappan’ went on to become a rage among viewers.
Hence, it was only natural for the actor to mention his character from that movie while announcing his new project.
Unlike the original, Aadu 2, which released last year, went on to become a huge success. Following this, the makers have already announced a third part. Aadu 3 will be shot in 3D and is slated for a Christmas release next year. Midhun Manuel Thomas has been a part of successful movies such as Ann Mariya Kalippilaanu in the past.
Jayasurya is fresh off the success of Njan Marakutty – his second release of the year. Directed by his long-term collaborator Ranjith Shankar, the movie saw Jayasurya play the role of a transwoman.
The movie, which was a commercial success, was appreciated for the sensitive depiction of its lead character, and Jayasurya’s performance.
The actor-director duo behind successful films such as Su..su..Sudhivathmeekam and Punyalan Agarbathis is currently in the process of making a sequel to its 2016 movie Pretham.
Captain, which was Jayasurya’s other release of the year, saw him essay the role of former Kerala football captain VP Sathyan.