Good news for all Sethurama Iyer fans!
CBI series is a one of the very few famous franchises in Mollywood. Megastar Mammootty plays the role of CBI officer Sethurama Iyer who solves all his cases using the brain over brawn method. Four installments of the series have already released and reports about a fifth part has been doing the rounds for nearly three years now.
However, the latest we hear is that the much awaited fifth segment in the CBI franchise will go on floors next year. Director K Madhu had earlier confirmed that scripting is progressing and that the project is definitely on.
All four movies in the series- Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Jagratha, Sethurama Iyer CBI and Nerariyan CBI were scripted by noted scenarist SN Swamy and directed by K Madhu. The series started off in 1988 with the blockbuster movie Oru CBI Diary Kurippu. Next year, the second part Jagratha was released, which failed to click in the box office.
Exactly 15 years later in 2004, the trio of Mammootty-SN Swami-K Madhu teamed up for the third installment, Sethurama Iyer CBI. The movie emerged as one of the biggest hits of that year. An year later, they joined hands once again for the fourth part Nerariyan CBI.
Certain unconfirmed reports suggest that unlike the earlier films, the fifth part will be set outside Kerala in Delhi and Hyderabad. If these reports are to be believed, this is the first time the CBI team is moving out of the State for an investigation. When the CBI team reunites, Mukesh and Jagathy Sreekumar will not be a part of it.
Scriptwriter turned actor Renji Panicker, who has now become an indispensable part of Malayalam movies these days, is said to be playing a prominent role in this movie. Just like the other four parts, there will be no heroine or romantic track in this upcoming movie also. There is no scope for romance, songs or a parallel humour track in the CBI series. These are some of the major reasons why the franchise enjoys such a cult following.
This is indeed a great news for both the CBI series as well as Mammootty fans. Malayali audience are already excited to watch Sethurama Iyer back on big screen once again with that iconic background score.