“He stood up against an empire that ruled a quarter of the world. Etched out his own country with an army that waged a never before war against the British. Though history was burned and buried, the legend lived on! The legend of a leader, a soldier, a patriot. A film on the man who became the face of the 1921 Malabar revolution. #Vaariyamkunnan. Filming begins in 2021. On the 100th anniversary. #1921 #MalabarRevolution #1921Revolution #CompassMovies #OPMcinemas Vaariyamkunnan,” the actor wrote.However, playing Kunjuahammed Haji and signing for a project that is based on the 1921 Malabar revolution has upset a few people and a bunch of netizens have made lewd comments on the actor’s post. Starting from throwing vulgar comments to outraging the modesty of the actor’s mother Mallika Sukumaran, there is huge cyberbullying that is going on against the actor. A few have even shared inappropriate comments against Prithviraj’s father, late actor Sukumaran.
Meanwhile, the movie, ‘Vaariyamkunnan’ will go on floors next year. The period drama, which will also be an ambitious project of Aashiq Abu will be made on a massive budget as compared to his other films. Earlier, while talking to us, the filmmaker had confirmed that the movie will have a budget of Rs 75-80 crore.
Also, this is not the first time the life of Kunjahammed Haji is being portrayed on the celluloid. A movie titled ‘1921’ was released in 1988. Directed by IV Sasi, ‘1921’ also showcased the character Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammad Haji. It was actor T. G. Ravi, who played Haji in the Mammootty starrer.
Meanwhile, ‘Vaariyamkunnan’ will be backed by Zikandar and Moideen under the banner of Compass movies Ltd and OPM cinemas. Shyju Khalid will wield the camera and Saiju Sreedharan is in charge of the edits.