Onam Releases : Get-Ready for the Big Battle on Big screens

Festival seasons are always a great time to release movies. Filmmakers plan their movies’ release accordingly to cash in on the holiday season. Earlier this year, the Vishu season saw the release of 5 movies within a gap of two weeks. For Eid, six Malayalam movies are slated to hit screens. Next in line is the Onam period. As per reports, this year’s Onam season will witness a rare phenomenon, the clash of four leading stars of Mollywood- Mohanlal, Mammootty, Prithviraj and Dulquer Salmaan.

Mohanlal-Lal Jose team’s Velipadinte Pusthakam ,Mammootty-Shyam Dhar team’s movie, Prithviraj’s Adam Joan, and Soubin Shahir’s Parava, in which Dulquer has played an extended cameo, are the four biggies scheduled to hit screens for this Onam.

Mohanlal and Lal Jose are finally teaming after years of speculation with Velipadinte Pusthakam. The movie, written by Benny P Nayarambalam is a campus based entertainer in which Mohanlal will be seen as a college vice-principal. He is playing the role of professor Mathew Idicula. Angamaly Diaries fame Anna Reshma Rajan is the movie’s female lead. Anoop Menon, Angamaly Diaries fame Sarath Kumar, Aanandam fame Arun Kurian, Priyanka Nair, Siddique, Alencier Ley Lopez and many other supporting actors are also part of the cast. The movie is produced by Mohanlal’s own production house Aashirvad Cinemas.

Parava marks the debut directorial of actor turned filmmaker Soubin Shahir. The movie stars Kismath fame Shane Nigam and some newcomers in the lead roles. Harisree Ashokan’s son Arjun Ashokan and Sainudeen’s son Dhinil Sainudeen are making their debut in cinema with Parava. Dulquer Salmaan is playing a cameo role in this movie. He will be seen in a new look with a moustache-less wild bear. Though it’s a cameo role, his character will be of great importance in the storyline. Parava is jointly scripted by Soubin Shahir and Muneer Ali. Little Swayamp, noted for his works in the music band Thaikkudam Bridge’s Navarasa series, is cranking the camera in Parava. Anwar Rasheed has produced this movie under the banner of Anwar Rasheed Entertainments.

7th Day fame Shyam Dhar’s upcoming movie stars Mammootty in the lead role. The superstar is playing the role of an Idukki native in the movie. His character Rajakumaran, is an instructor in a teacher training institute. The core plot of the movie is centred around the events happening after he joins a government institute in Kochi. Nee-na fame Deepti Sati and Asha Sarath are playing the female leads. Innocent, Dileesh Pothen, Hareesh Perumanna and Sohan Seenulal are also part of the cast. This yet-to-be titled movie is written by newbie Ratheesh Ravi. Vinod Ilampally has cranked the camera while M Jayachandran is composing the songs. B Rakesh is producing this movie under the banner of Universal Cinemas.

Prithviraj’s Adam Joan is another movie that is scheduled to release for the Onam season. The movie, which marks the debut directorial of writer Jinu Abraham is touted to be a revenge thriller. He has previously scripted two Prithviraj starrers; Masters and London Bridge. Adam Joan stars stars Bhavana, Narain, Rahul Madhav and Bollywood actress Mishti Chakraborty Siddique, Lena, Jaya Menon and Baby Abida Hussain, who played Akshay Kumar’s daughter in Airlift. Adam Joan is being produced by Brijeesh Mohamed, Josemon Simon and Nihal.

Apart from above mentioned movies, a few other films are also expected to join the race at the final moment. Altogether, a sumptuous Onam season awaits all movie lovers of the state.


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