How to get a Superstar Intro right – Prithviraj’s perfect execution in Lucifer
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I remember watching an interview of Vivek Oberoi during the promotions of Lucifer. He said -” I came on the sets on the first day of shooting. I saw how Prithviraj carried out himself, turned to him and asked – ‘ You are bluffing. This is clearly not your first attempt as a director. You really do not look like a debutant'”
Lucifer’s huge success and its great repeat values stems from its director who had a clear vision of what his end product should be. Prithviraj knew he had Malayalam Cinema’s biggest superstar at his disposal. He knew his stardom is as intact as it is three and half decades before. He knew what the fans wanted. Then with the help of his writer Murali Gopi, Prithviraj produced one of the most memorable star intros in Malayalam.
At the end of Lucifer, Prithviraj had not only breathed fresh air into a genre that was dying in Malayalam Cinema. He would also suddenly look the best big scale director in Malayalam in past 10 years or more.
A look back at how Lucifer’s smashing intro was setup:
Lucifer brought in a big change to the way big mass commercial entertainers were made. Even when it is a superstar movie and when the focus is on Mohanlal, the movie is not entirely about him . In a refreshing change to superstar movies from 90’s, the dialogues here are sharp and to the point. […]