Mammootty’s Uncle opens to highly positive reviews!
Mammootty starrer Uncle has hit screens today (April 27) amidst high expectations courtesy the impressive promo videos. Early reports after the first show suggest that the movie has lived up to the hype. Mammootty’s splendid performance has already become a talking point in social medias. General opinion is that Uncle is a very relevant film that mirrors at the socio-political issues prevalent in the society today.
Uncle tells the story of a teenage girl and her father’s friend. ‘CIA’ fame Karthika Muraleedharan and Mammootty play these two lead roles in the movie. Gireesh Damodar, a former associate of Ranjith and Padmakumar, is making his directorial debut with Uncle. The movie is scripted by actor Joy Mathew; it is his second outing as a scriptwriter after the critically acclaimed ‘Shutter’.
Uncle’s core plot is set in the journey of Mammootty’s character Krishnakumar aka KK from Ooty to Kozhikode. KK, a Mumbai based businessman, is accompanied by his friend’s daughter in this trip. It is about an unusual situation a middle class family is made to face. The social and political setting of Kerala is of much prominence in the movie.
Uncle is expected to be the much needed break for Mammootty whose last few outings have failed to impress the critics. The actor has not played such a performance-oriented character in recent times. Uncle also stars Joy Mathew Ganapathi, Suresh Krishna, KPAC Lalitha and Muthumani in supporting roles.
Joy Mathew and Sajai Sebastian are jointly funding the movie under their banners of Abra Films International and SJ Films.