Can Villain make up for the massive failure of 1971 Beyond Borders?
Mohanlal was going through a golden run with a hat-trick of massive blockbusters till the release of 1971 Beyond Borders. The movie, directed by Major Ravi was a disappointing affair at the box office.
Critics also turned the movie for it’s poor direction and age old screenplay. The movie, released during the Vishu season, had to compete with several other biggies like The Great Father, Puthan Panam, Sakhavu and even Take Off.
Unlike Mohanlal’s last few movies, the makers of 1971 Beyond Borders did not invest much on the promotional side and hence the hype was also very minimal. All this backfired and the movie is already being held over in many theatres across the State.
However, Mohanlal fans still have reasons to rejoice as his next release Villain is shaping up well. The movie’s official teaser was released recently and has skyrocketed the expectations. This B Unnikrishnan directorial is highly anticipated as it features some big names both in the cast and crew department.
Villain stars Mohanlal in the role of Mathew Manjooran, an ex-cop. Popular Tamil star Vishal, Manju Warrier, Raashi Khanna, Telugu actor Srikanth and Hansika Motwani are also part of the cast. Manoj Paramahamsa is wielding the camera and it is also the first Malayalam movie to be shot completely in 8K resolution. Rockline Venkatesh is funding this big budget movie.
We will have to wait and watch whether Villain will be able to make up for the collosal disappointment of 1971 Beyond Borders.