It’s very rare for a star like Mammootty to accept and do a film like Peranbu: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Last day, the grand audio launch event of Mammootty’s upcoming Tamil movie Peranbu was held in Chennai. The movie is written directed by Ram, who has made acclaimed films like Kattradhu Tamizh, Thanga Meengal and Taramani. Yuvan Shankar Raja, a regular in Ram’s films, has composed music for the movie. Along with the cast and crew, several big names from Kollywood like Sathyaraj, Bala, Mysskin, Siddharth, Andrea, and Vetrimaran attended the launch event.
Speaking at the event, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja thanked Mammootty for doing the movie. He is quoted saying, “It’s very rare for a star like Mammootty sir to accept and do a film like this. I’m very happy that a person of his stature accepted this film and gave it a platform to reach big.”
Critics and celebratites who have watched the movie heaped praise on Mammootty’s performance. As a doting father to an autistic child, Mammootty is said to have given one career best performances. The veteran star is expected to be a strong contender for the National awards this year.
Peranbu is one of the most awaited Tamil films of the year. The movie was selected for screening at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Shanghai International Film Festival. It secured 20th position amongst the 187 films considered for the audience award category in IFFR and was also nominated for the prestigious NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) award.
Peranbu is said to be an intense emotional family drama. ‘Thanga Meengal’ fame Sadhana, Anjali, Samuthirakani, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Anjali Ameer and Siddique are also part of the cast. The movie is expected to hit screens by the first week of August.