Back to back big releases for Mammootty
There is a sense of excitement around Mammootty fans in the state and they have a big reason for it – the star is having two big releases in a week’s time. While Peranbu is scheduled for release on February 1, Yatra is slated on 8th. Just like the fans, both the movies have huge expectations among the common audience as well.
Peranbu is having its theatrical release after a wait that lasted almost for almost two years. This Ram directorial tells the story of a doting father and his mentally challenged girl child. Mammootty and ‘Thanga Meengal’ fame Sadhana play the lead roles. The movie grabbed attention after the unanimously positive response it got from various international film festivals. The movie was screened at Rotterdam international film festival (IFFR) and Shanghai festival. Its Indian premiere was held at the International Film Festival of India, Goa (IFFI). After the festival screenings and preview shows, critics are of the opinion that Mammootty and Sadhana will be strong contenders for all top awards including the National Film awards.
Yatra marks Mammootty’s return to Telugu cinema after a two decade long gap. The movie written and directed by Mahi V Raghav has Mammootty playing late Andhra Pradeesh CM YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Said to be one of the most challenging roles in Mammootty’s career, the veteran has put in a lot of efforts to play the part. Yatra is an event based film that focuses on the time during YSR’s famous three-month-long padayatra, which was a changing point in his political career. YSR is a highly respected politician and the Telugu audience are eagerly waiting to see how Mammootty plays the role of their leader.
As per reports, the movie will be released in three languages – Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil – simultaneously. The movie will have its USA premiere on February 7 while the theatrical release will be on the next day. Yatra is getting ready as the biggest ever release in Mammootty’s career.