Unni Mukundan Takes the Lead in Ranjith Sankar’s ‘Jai Ganesh’
Actor Unni Mukundan has been roped in to lead filmmaker Ranjith Sankar’s upcoming project, titled ‘Jai Ganesh.’ The announcement of the film’s title was made through a video, which Unni Mukundan himself shared on his social media platforms, captioning it, “Next!! #JaiGanesh.” Unni Mukundan will be essaying the titular role in the film, and production is set to kick off in the near future. Director Ranjith Sankar not only revealed the film’s title but also discussed his collaboration with Unni Mukundan. Ranjith mentioned that he had been on the lookout for an actor for ‘Jai Ganesh,’ while Unni Mukundan had patiently been waiting for the right script post ‘Malikappuram.’
Their paths crossed serendipitously as the script of ‘Jai Ganesh’ resonated with Unni Mukundan. “After I conceptualized ‘Jai Ganesh,’ I was on the hunt for the perfect actor. Unni, who had taken a hiatus of seven months after ‘Malikappuram,’ was biding his time for the ideal script. When ‘Jai Ganesh’ came into the picture, we had our match,” Ranjith Sankar shared in his statement. The film is a collaborative effort between Unni Mukundan’s home banner and Ranjith Sankar’s production house.
Both entities are co-producing the venture, and Ranjith Sankar expressed his excitement for the journey ahead, anticipating a project that is both exhilarating and demanding. He added, “This promises to be an exhilarating and challenging journey. Here’s to hoping that we relish every step of this path!” ‘Ranjith Sankar’s recent release was the campus romantic film ‘4 Years,’ starring Priya Prakash Varrier and Sarjano Khalid. The movie garnered positive feedback from audiences.
Meanwhile, Unni Mukundan’s recent success was ‘Malikappuram,’ which achieved significant box office numbers under the direction of Vishnu Sasi Shankar. Released in December of the preceding year, ‘Malikappuram’ exceeded Rs 100 crores in global box office earnings, establishing itself as a blockbuster. In addition to ‘Jai Ganesh,’ Unni Mukundan is eagerly anticipating the release of ‘Gandharva Jr.’ Touted to be a fantasy thriller, the film is poised to be one of the most intriguing projects in Unni Mukundan’s filmography. As more information is poised to be unveiled about the cast and crew of ‘Jai Ganesh,’ the production gears up to take flight, and enthusiasts await another cinematic journey led by Unni Mukundan.