It’s Mammootty vs Fahadh Faasil next Friday
The Nadirshah directorial ‘Mera Naam Shaji’ which is hitting screens this Friday (April 5) will be officially kick-starting the Vishu race. The movie looks very promising and it will be aided the fact that it will have a solo release. Next Friday (April 12), we have a mouthwatering contest in Kerala box office. Mammootty’s highly anticipated mass entertainer ‘Madura Raja’ and Fahadh Faasil’s ‘Athiran’ are scheduled for release on the same day.
‘Madura Raja’ is unarguably one of most awaited films of the year. The Vysaksh directorial has Mammootty back as the naughty don, Raja, from the 2010 blockbuster film, ‘Pokkiri Raja’. Udhayakrishna, who wrote the original along with Sibi K Thomas, has scripted this one alone. Vysakh-Udhayakrishna combo’s last film ‘Pulimurugan’ was a record breaking blockbuster. Mammootty fans are hoping that the duo can repeat the success this time as well. From the promos released so far, the movie looks like a full-on action packed mass entertainer. Its trailer is scheduled for release on April 5.
‘Athiran’ comes with very less hype as nothing much is known about the film. The makers have kept the promotions low-key. They are yet to release the teaser or trailer. But on paper, the team behind the movie is very promising. Fahadh and Sai Pallavi play the lead roles. Debutant Vivek is directing the movie and ‘Ee Maa Yau’ writer PF Mathews is scripting it.
With ‘Lucifer’ enjoying a blockbuster run and holding all the major centres in the state, it will be tough for these films to get enough screens. Let’s wait and see.