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Back to back releases for Megastar Mammootty!

Back to back releases for Megastar Mammootty!

Mammootty has a busy year ahead of him with a host of projects lined up in his kitty. His first release of the year, Streetlights is doing good business at the box office. The megastar has a couple of other movies gearing up for release. First to hit screens will be Uncle, directed by debutant Gireesh Damodar.

Uncle is scripted by Joy Mathew, his next movie as a scriptwriter after the widely acclaimed ‘Shutter’. Just like his previous movie, Uncle is also said to be a socially relevant film. If reports are to be belived, Uncle is slated to release on March 16. The movie will be presented by Soorya Films.

Uncle is the story of a 17-year-old girl and her dad’s friend. 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. Mammootty will be seen in a different role altogether in the movie. He is sporting a salt and pepper bearded look for his role, which is said to be a performance oriented one.

Karthika Muraleedharan, who made her debut last year with Dulquer Salmaan’s Comrade In America (CIA), is playing the female lead in Uncle. It also stars Joy Mathew, Asha Sharath, Vinay Forrt, Suresh Krishna, Kailash, Sheela 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. Recently, the satellite and remake rights for the Tamil and Telugu versions were sold for a huge price. The exact amount has not yet been disclosed by the makers.

After Uncle, next on the line is Parole. Noted ad filmmaker Sharrath Sandith is making his directorial debut with this movie touted to be an intense family drama. The movie is being planned to hit screens on April 12 as a grand Vishu release through Century Films. Official announcement is expected to be made soon.

Parole has Mammootty playing the role of Sakhavu Alex. The megastar’s intense look in the first look poster and the flag bearing activists in the background have piqued the curiosity among the audience. Scripted by Ajith Poojappura, the movie is based on some real life incidents. Ineya and Miya George will be seen in prominent roles.

While Ineya plays Mammootty’s wife, Miya will be seen in his sister’s role. Telugu actor Prabhakar is also playing an important role in Parole. He is popular for his role as the Kalakeya king in SS Rajamouli’s action epic drama Baahubali: The Beginning. Siddique, Krishna Kumar and Suraj Venjaramoodu are also part of the supporting cast. Parole is being produced by Antony D’Cruz Entertainment.

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