Haneef Adeni’s next with Mohanlal?
Haneef Adeni’s debut movie The Great Father starring Megastar Mammootty in the lead is creating waves in the Kerala box office. The movie was released on March 30 amidst humongous hype, probably the biggest ever for a debut director’s film. True to the hype, the movie registered a new record for the highest first day grosser in Kerala.
With his debut work itself Haneef Adeni has shown that he is someone with a great visual sense and his ability to churn out mass entertainers. The Great Father has quite a few mass moments aimed majorly at the fans. Such commercial directors are essential for the growth of an industry as mass entertainers can spin some big numbers at the box office.
Specualtions are rife about Haneef Adeni teaming with Mohanlal for his next movie. Few months back, during the post production works of The Great Father, he had posted a photo with Mohanlal in his official Facebook account. That fuelled all sorts of specualtions and discussions in social medias. But there is still no official confirmation regarding Mohanlal’s teaming up with Haneef Adeni.
Mohanlal is currently busy shooting for B Unnikrishnan’s Villain, in which he is playing an ex-cop. By the end of May, he will start shooting for his next movie Odiyan, which is touted to be the most expensive movie ever made in Malayalam cinema. Odiyan will be directed by popular ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon and written by National award winner Harikrishnan. Mohanlal’s home production house Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this movie. Apart from that, he also has Randamoozham, a movie with Priyadarshan and Prithviraj’s debut directorial Lucifer waiting to go on floors.
Meanwhile, there are also reports about Haneef directing Prithviraj Sukumaran in his next movie. It must be remembered that the director had initially approached Prithviraj to play the lead in The Great Father. But it was Prithviraj who suggested that Mammootty for the role and he instead agreed to produce the movie under the banner August Cinemas.
Before jumping into conclusions, let’s wait for an official word from the director himself about his next movie. Stay tuned for more updates.