After Cyanide Mohan was sentenced to life in his last case on Wednesday last, Rajesh Touchriver recently announced his new project, a multilingual crime thriller based on the teacher-turned-serial killer of 20 women. The movie will be made in Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.
The case of a 25-year-old woman was the last of the 20 cases in which Mohan was charged of murdering of women from Dakshina Kannada and Kasaragod districts by making them consume cyanide. The local sessions court has sentenced him to death in five cases while he was sentenced to life in 10 cases.
While talking to ‘The Hindu’ Mr. Touchriver said, “The script was ready six months ago. I wanted the trial of all the cases to be over. Hence I announced the project on Friday.” Mr. Touchriver also said his new film will draw inspiration from real life incidents. “The investigation officer (police officer) will be the lead actor of the movie that will reveal the way how the police officer unravelled the crime. Mohan will be a character in the film,” he said and added that fiction will be used to present facts of investigation in a cinematic way.
With actors from Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada industry the film will be shot in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Kodagu, Goa, Hyderabad and Kasaragod. The film will be produced under the banner of Middle East Cinema Private Limited. “We have planned to start shooting after three months by getting permission from Karnataka and other state governments,” he said.
The story and screenplay is written by Mr. Touchriver and Sadat Sainuddin is the cinematographer. Music will be by George Joseph, while Shashi Kumar will be involved in editing. Gokul Das is the art director of the film as informed by Mr. Touchriver.
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