One of India's finest contemporary actors, Fahadh Faasil, is all set to unleash the full power and glory of his Shakespearean aspirations.
Every renowned actor in the world craves to play Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Now, it’s Fahadh’s turn in the Malayalam film Joji. Directed by Dileesh Pothan, the story revolves around Joji, an engineering dropout and the youngest son of the rich plantation family who lives with his aspirations of becoming a super wealthy NRI. But his father sees down on him and thinks of him as nothing more than a loser. Driven by greed and blind ambition, Joji finally decides to execute his plans following an unexpected event in the family.
Interestingly, Irrfan Khan had played Macbeth in Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of the timeless play in Maqbool.
Speaking of Joji, Fahadh says, “The moment I got to know about my character and his journey, I knew I had to be a part of the movie. I love to watch movies with unconventional plot twists, and Joji definitely packs in some surprises. I give myself enough time to understand my character and essentially become it, but Joji is one such character that had an edge to it which made the role interesting and appealing to me. I am excited that with Joji premiering on Amazon Prime Video, viewers across the globe will be able to enjoy our crime drama.”
Director Dileesh Pothan, who has worked to remarkable results with Fawadh earlier in Maheshinte Prathikaaram and Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, says, “As a filmmaker I enjoy telling stories, and every film has its own journey. Joji is a special film, the story will keep audiences hooked till the end. With Joji I was also reunited with a fine actor like Fahadh. It was an amazing experience to work with such a brilliant and hardworking team. Every actor embraced their characters so beautifully.”
This, we have to see when it starts streaming on Amazon Prime Video on April 7.
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