CBI 5 in the offing; Makers waiting for Mammootty’s dates
The CBI series is a one of the most famous franchises in Malayalam cinema. Megastar Mammootty dons the role of CBI officer Sethurama Iyer, a shrewd investigating officer who solves all his cases using brain over brawn. Four installments of the series have already released and reports about a fifth part has been doing the rounds for nearly three years now.
Director K Madhu, who has helmed all four parts of the series, has had talks with Mammootty for a fifth part. All four movies in the series – Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Jagratha, Sethurama Iyer CBI and Nerariyan CBI – were scripted by SN Swamy. The series started off in 1988 with the blockbuster movie Oru CBI Diary Kurippu. Nerariyan CBI was the last to release, twelve years back in 2005.
Reportedly, SN Swamy’s script has been locked for the fifth installment. Now the makers are just waiting for a go-ahead from the megastar. Mammootty is as busy as ever with a handful of films lined up. He is currently shooting for ad filmmaker Sharrath Sandith’s debut directorial Parole. Ajai Vasudev’s Masterpiece, Ram’s Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Peranbu, Shamdat’s Streetlights and Uncle are his movies lined up for release.
His upcoming films include Sethu’s Oru Kuttanadan Blog, Ranjith’s Bilathikadha, Khalid Rahman’s Unda, Sohan Seenulal’s and Shaji Padoor’s Abrahaminte Santhathikal. Apart from the aforementioned ones, Mammootty will also be working on two mega projects – Mamankam and Santhosh Sivan’s Kunjali Marakkar.
The audience are eagerly waiting to watch Sethurama Iyer back on big screen once again with that iconic background score