Mikhael and Irupathiyonnam Noottandu to clash at the box office!
Post the floods, Malayalam cinema industry is back steadily on feet with the back to back success of films like Theevandi, Varathan and Kayamkulam Kochunni. We are currently on the last lap and some biggies like Drama, Odiyan and 9 are gearing for release. Early next year, the first big clash will be between Nivin Pauly’s Mikhael and Pranav Mohanlal’s Irupathiyonnam Noottandu. Both the films are slated to hit screens during the Republic Day weekend.
Mikhael directed by Haneef Afeni of ‘The Great Father’ (TGF) fame is a family oriented thriller. The movie has Nivin Pauly playing the role of a doctor for the first time in his career. Unni Mukundan is also there in a prominent role. Recently, the makers had released a stylish teaser, which got great response from the viewers. Expectations are huge for the movie as Haneef Adeni’s earlier two works, ‘TGF’ and ‘Abrahaminte Santhathikal’, which he scripted, were huge hits at the box office. Teaming up with a crowd piller like Nivin, Adeni is expected to continue the winning run.
‘Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu’ is Pranav Mohanlal’s second film after he made his debut as a lead actor with ‘Aadhi’. ‘Ramaleela’ fame Arun Gopy is directing the movie. Ever since its announcement, the makers have been tight-lipped about the movie’s genre. Talks within the industry is that Pranav plays the role of a surfer in the movie. The makers had recently travelled to Bali island to shoot the surfing portions. India’s leading action choreographer, Peter Hein is handling the stunts.
Both ‘Mikhael’ and ‘Irupathiyonnam Noottandu’ are exciting films that carry a huge burden of expectations. If things go as per plans, next January, we have a mouth watering clash at the box office.