Vishu movies lined up for release; More expectations on the two Mammootty starrers
Malayali filmmakers pin high hopes on the Vishu season, which also coincides with the summer vacations. It is a favourite season for the families to throng theatres and makers try to cash in on that. Some highly exciting movies are waiting to hit screens for this year’s Vishu also.
Megastar Mammootty’s two movies- The Great Father and Puthan Panam, Mohanlal’s 1971 Beyond Borders, Dileep’s Georgettan’s Pooram, Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu and Dulquer Salmaan’s CIA are the biggies scheduled to hit screens this season.
Despite all these movies lined up for release, it’s the two Mammootty starrers that have been making the right kind of the noise.
The Great Father, directed by debutant Haneef Adeni is the most hyped movie of the year. The promos and teasers have sky rocketed the expectations of the audience. Fans have organised extensive fans shows and are going all the way out to ensure a massive opening. Sneha, Arya, Shaam, Malavika Mohanan and IM Vijayan will be seen in pivotal characters. The movie, said to be a revenge thriller, hit screens all over Kerala on March 30.
Puthan Panam, as industry insiders believe will be the dark horse of the season. The makers have kept the promotions and talks very minimal. But even there’s a good hype surrounding the movie. Puthan Panam marks the reunion of one of the most favourite actor-director combos of Mollywood, Mammootty and Ranjith. It will be a socially relevant movie discussing about the current financial situation and black money circulation in the country. The movie will be a different perspective on director Ranjith’s National Award winning movie Indian Rupee. So obviously, expectations are on the higher side.
Strangely, Major Ravi- Mohanlal team’s 1971 Beyond Borders have not been promoted extensively. One notable aspect of all Mohanlal releases in the past few months have been the right kind of promotions and marketing, be it Oppam, Pulimurugan or Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol. 1971 Beyond Borders is set to hit screens on April 7. It is a big budget war drama based on the 1971 Indo Pak. In a bid to make it as a pan Indian movie, the director had roped in a huge star cast comprising of actors from many other industries. But as aways, Mohanlal’s huge fan base and the kind of rich purple patch he has been going through certainly heightens the commercial prospects of the movie.