Amazon Prime Video today launched the trailer of the most awaited crime drama, Joji. The movie is inspired by William Shakespeare’s popular tragedy drama, Macbeth. The film is directed by Dileesh Pothan and the crime drama scripted by Syam Pushkaran and stars some of the brilliant actors including Fahadh Faasil in the lead alongside actors like Baburaj, Shammi Thilakan, Alistair Alex, Unnimaya Prasad, Basil Joseph, and Sunny PN in prominent roles. Joji is produced by Bhavana Studios in association with Fahadh Faasil and Friends & Working Class Hero.
Set in contemporary times, Joji is a twisted interpretation of Macbeth. The film’s trailer gives a glimpse into Joji’s world. Joji played by Fahadh Faasil, is an engineering dropout and the youngest son of the rich plantation family, who aspires to become a super-wealthy NRI. 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.
Talking about his character and working with veteran actors, actor and co-producer Fahadh Fasil said, “Joji is very close to my heart since I have got the chance to share the screen with some of the veterans in the filmmaking industry- Baburaj, Shammi Thilakan, and Unnimaya Prasad. It’s a sheer delight to work on the project with such talented professionals. Moreover, in the film, I will be seen in a unique and interesting avatar. Since the first look unveils, Joji has been the talk of the town and I can’t wait enough for the film’s world premiere across 240 countries and territories. I am certain that the global audiences will enjoy watching the film as much as we loved creating it.”
While talking about the film and Joji’s character, the scriptwriter of the film, Syam Pushkaan Said, “Joji is a very interesting character who is inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The character is from the play but with a contemporary twist making it more realistic for the present generation. It is both exciting and challenging to re-create a character from a classic; however, Fahadh has aced Joji’s character with utmost perfection in the film. I am thrilled that audiences across the globe will get to witness our inspiration of the tragedy through the Amazon Prime Video.”
On reuniting with Fahadh Faasil and Syam Pushkaran after four years, director Dileesh Pothan shared, “I believe there couldn’t have been a better choice than pairing up with Fahadh and Syam to create Joji. We share a great level of bonding and hence it was exciting to work with both of them since we have known each other for the longest time. Fahadh and Syam, as an actor and as a scriptwriter respectively have done a commendable job to bring to life a director’s vision and I couldn’t be happier enough.”
To what extent will Joji go to prove his worth to his father and his family, to find out watch Joji releasing on 7th April 2021 on Amazon Prime.
Meet Joji and his family, who are calm in the storm and anxious in the quiet. #JojiOnPrime premieres on April 7#DileeshPothan #FahadhFaasil #Baburaj #UnimayaPrasad#ShammiThilakan #AlisterAlex #BasilJoseph @BhavanaStudios pic.twitter.com/xAdZgi6xpK— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) April 2, 2021