Half the year biggest surprise from the Malayalam superstar!
So, in case you haven’t noticed, this year has gone by without a single Mohanlal release. Lalettan fans and everyone else are obviously wondering what’s up. But looks like the superstar had a plan all along. Because Mohanlal has 5 releases in the second half of 2016! He sure knows how to ‘end on a great note’ . So what are the releases you ask? Well, here you go:
Manamantha, August 5
Manamantha: is an upcoming Indian Telugu family drama film written and directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, starring Mohanlal, Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi and Raina Rao in lead roles. Produced by Sai Korrapati, it is made simultaneously in Telugu and Malayalam languages, with the Malayalam version titled as Vismayam. The film was officially launched on 29 November 2015 in Hyderabad, and principal photography commenced on the following day.
A dubbed Tamil version titled Namadhu will release simultaneously along with the original versions in Telugu (Manamantha) and Malayalam (Vismayam). The film is scheduled to be released on 5 August 2016.
Janatha Garage, September 2
Janatha Garage is an upcoming 2016 Indian Telugu action film directed by Koratala Siva and produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, and C. V. Mohan under their banner Mythri Movie Makers. It features Mohanlal, N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha and Nithya Menon in the lead roles. It also features Saikumar, Tamil actress Devayani, and Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan in other important roles.
Production began on 25 October 2015 in Hyderabad and principal photography began on 22 February 2016. This movie is scheduled to release on 02 September 2016.
Oppam September 12th
Oppam: is an upcoming Indian Malayalam crime thriller film scripted and directed by Priyadarshan, based on a story by Govind Vijayan. The film, produced by Antony Perumbavoor for Aashirvad Cinemas stars Mohanlal, Samuthirakani, Vimala Raman, Anusree, Nedumudi Venu, Mamukkoya, and Arjun Nandhakumar in primary roles. Mohanlal plays Jayaraman, a blind man and the prime suspect in a crime he witnessed.
Pullimurugan, October 7
Pulimurugan: The Wild Hunter is a forthcoming Indian Malayalam-language action adventure film directed by Vysakh and written by Udayakrishna starring Mohanlal in the titular role. It is the first independent screenplay written by Udayakrishna of the Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas scriptwriter duo. The film is produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam through his production company Mulakupadam Films. The score and soundtrack are composed by Gopi Sunder while cinematography is handled by Shaji Kumar.
Peter Hein handles the fight choreography. The film, which commenced production in July 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam, was scheduled for release on July 7, 2016. However, the film was postponed and is now scheduled to release on October 7, 2016.
The last release remains untitled for now. Meena and Mohanlal will come together again after Drishyam. He will apparently be playing the role of a Panchayat Secretary. Neha Saxena who was also part of Mammootty’s Kasaba will now get to work with other superstar in this film. The movie is most likely slated for a December release.
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