Prime Video is all set to premiere the Malayalam survival thriller Malayankunju exclusively on August 11, 2022. Directed by Sajimon Prabhakar, the film features Fahadh Faasil, Rajisha Vijayan and Indrans in pivotal roles. Malayankunju is an emotional story of survival, when a man gets trapped in a landslide. Written by Mahesh Narayanan, the film also marks the comeback of AR Rahman to Mollywood after about three decades.
Malayankunju follows the journey of Anil (Fahad), who is an ill-tempered electronics technician leading a quiet life with his mother. His daily routines are disrupted when his next door neighbour’s newborn baby stirs up undesirable memories from his past. A person with many shades, Anil’s connection with the baby and his struggles to survive under the rubble of an intense landslide forms the crux of the narrative. Malayankunju is Fahad’s first big release after the huge success of Vikram. The film has been shot 40 feet under the ground level and has surreal sequences that lift a usual survival story to a different level.
“Malayankunju is one of the toughest films that I have shot so far. The second half of the film is set 40 feet underground, so we had to create a set where we had to crouch and crawl,” said Fahadh Faasil. “Malayalam cinema hasn’t seen a film like this in recent times and I am glad that the audiences and critics have appreciated our efforts. Our industry has been loved by a global audience and we are excited for my fourth collaboration with Prime Video after CU Soon, Joji and Maalik. I look forward to Malayankunji reaching out to a vast audience through this streaming platform and can’t wait to hear from a new set of audience,” he added.
Watch the premiere of Malayankunju on August 11 only on Prime Video.