Villain’s success: Allu Sirish thanks Mohanlal for introducing more Telugu actors to Kerala
Mohanlal’s latest outing Villain, directed by B Unnikrishnan continues to do good business inspite of the mixed reviews. The movie was released yesterday amidst tremendous hype on October 27. Fans and commoners who expected a stylish mass action thriller were disappointed with Villain as the movie is high on emotions and maintains an intense mood throughout.
Though the initial reviews were mixed, the movie slowly picked up thanks to the positive word of mouth and Mohanlal’s popularity among the masses. Apart from Mohanlal, Villain had a stellar star cast comprising of Manju Warrier, Vishal, Hansika Motwani, Srikanth and Raashi Khanna. The latter four were making their Malayalam debut with Villain and they could not have asked for anything better than a Mohanlal starrer to start off with.
Noted Telugu actor Allu Sirish, who made his M-Town debut earlier this year with Mohanlal’s 1971 Beyond Borders, thanked the superstar for introducing more Telugu actors to the Malayalam film industry. He tweeted,
Congrats @RaashiKhanna on the successful Malayalam debut with Villain. Thank our @Mohanlal sir for introducing many Telugu actors to Kerala.
Raashi Khanna had a meaty role in Villain as a police officer. She had a lengthy character with enough screen space. Her perfomance alongside an actor like Mohanlal was noted and is sure to grab her more offers in the Malayalam industry.
With no big films slated for release this month, Villain is expected to have a free run in the Kerala box office in the coming weeks. Rockline Venkatesh funded the movie under his banner Rockline Films.