Mammootty to compete with Vikram and Suriya this Pongal!!
Malayalam superstar Mammootty’s comeback movie in Tamil, Peranbu has been under the wraps for a long time now. The movie directed by National award winner Ram was supposed to hit screens earlier this year but kept delaying due to some unknown reasons. As per latest reports, the makers are planning to release the movie during the Pongal holidays in January next year.
Chiyaan Vikram’s Sketch and Suriya’s Thaana Serntha Koottam are also scheduled for the Pongal season. So Peranbu will have to compete with these biggies. This time it will be a tough battle in the Tamil Nadu box office. Vishal, fresh frok the success of Thypparivalan, is also expected to join the Pongal race with his upcoming movie Irumbu Thirai.
Ram’s Peranbu is being planned to be released as a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam. Mammootty is returning back to Kollywood after a long gap and has pinned high hopes on this movie. Talks within the industry suggest that the actor has given a sterling performance that has the potential to sweep several top awards.
Interestingly, it was Mammootty who insisted that the movie should also be dubbed in Malayalam as he felt that the movie had an universal theme that will appeal to the Malayali audience as well. Peranbu was in the news when it was announced that transgender artist Anjali Ameer will be seen in a crucial role opposite Mammootty.
The movie also stars Anjali, Sarath Kumar, Kaniha and Suraj Venjaramoodu in pivotal characters. Thanga Meengal fame Baby Sadhana will be seen as Mammootty’s daughter in the movie. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the music for Peranbu while National award winner Sreekar Prasad is in charge of the edits. The movie is produced by PL Thennappan under the banner Sri Rajalakshmi Films.