Mohanlal’s Stephen Nedumpally shows up only after a good minute in the three-minute long trailer of Lucifer. The ensemble cast comprising Indrajith, Sai Kumar, Nandhu, Fazil and Kalabhavan Shajon makes an appearance before Mohanlal.
There is a voiceover by him in the beginning, though. Beautifully juxtaposed visuals go hand-in-hand with the tale he narrates. This voiceover actually sets the stage for the movie. The political thriller revolves around the death of a Chief Minister and the ensuing battle for power. Manju Warrier stands out as the bereaved daughter. Not only does she lights her father’s pyre, she also orders someone to “”Kill that bastard!” in a later scene.
Tovino Thomas, who earned accolades for his portrayal of the scion of a political family in ABCD, plays a politician here too. Vivek Oberoi, allegedly playing the antagonist, shows up with a drug deal, and the plot thickens.
The action scenes, a testament to the scale of the movie and the talent of cinematographer Sujith Vaassudev, constitute the latter half of the trailer. The movie looks to be a commercial entertainer, but one with some logic.
Murali Gopy, known for political scripts such as Left Right Left, has written the story and screenplay of Lucifer. The air of artificiality around the dialogues aside, it would be interesting to see what potent cocktail the writer manages to concoct with politics, drama, action and heroism.
Lucifer marks the directorial debut of actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. There has been immense curiosity around the movie since the time of its announcement; even Mohanlal acknowledged it in an interview: “The hype surrounding the movie is because of the fact that a leading actor is directing another.”
Lucifer releases on March 28.
Watch the trailer of the movie: