Unda becomes the first Mammootty starrer to release in Saudi Arabia; GCC release from tomorrow
After getting an excellent opening in Kerala, Mammootty starrer ‘Unda’ is all set for GCC release from tomorrow (June 18). The movie is releasing in all major centres including Jeddah in Saudi Arabi. It is only the second Malayalam film to release in Saudi after Mohanlal’s ‘Lucifer’. Thanks to the highly positive response back home, Gulf Malayalis and other cinephiles are highly excited about the Unda’s release. The movie is most likely to enjoy a good run in this region.
‘Unda’ is directed by Khalidh Rahman and scripted by Harshad. It tells the story of a battalion of policemen from Kerala who are posted in Chhattisgarh on election duty. Mammootty plays the lead role of an ordinary policeman, SI Manikandan. Shine Tom Chacko, Lukman, Arjun Ashokan, Gokulan, Jacob Gregory, Rony David, Abhiram, Sudhi Koppa, Omkar Das Manikpuri, Bhagwan Tiwari and Ranjith play other major roles.
Hitting screens on June 14, ‘Unda’ opened to largely positive reviews from both the critics and common audience. The movie is finding admirers for its strong politics and the various issues that are brought to light without ever hindering the flow of the narrative. It is not just another regular potboiler, but a politically layered film that touches upon multiple issues which appeals to a wider audience.
If the opening weekend is anything to go by, ‘Unda’ is certain to have a successful, long run at the box office.