Director Vysakh"s Pokkiri Raja was originally supposed to hit theaters on the 30th of April, but due to the unexpected agitation of the producers association postponed their plans. Starring Mammootty and Prithviraj in equally major roles, the film is expected to top charts with its action theme, hit songs and full-fledged entertaining ingredients.
Oru Naal Varum, scripted by Sreenivasan, in the meantime, is another satire on the society of Kerala. Mohanlal"s role is that of an ordinary man who attempts to construct his dream house in the city premises, but is torn down by the intense corruption in the society. Sreenivasan also plays a role in the movie, that of a corrupted Assistant Town Planning Officer. The duo will be appearing together on screen after a few years. The film is directed by T K Rajeevkumar and produced by Manianpillai Raju.
These won"t be the only films releasing on May 7th. Sathyan Anthikkad's fiftieth movie Katha Thudarum will also hit theaters this weekend. The movie which stars Jayaram, Asif Ali and Mamtha Mohandas is aimed at the family audience, who are responsible for turning every film of Sathyan"s into a film.
As these films gear up for a May 7 release, the agitation by producers is showing signs of ending soon. The state culture minister M A Baby has personally taken the initiative to call the aggrieved parties around a table to discuss and end their problems. It doesn"t seem likely that the present core group at the helm of producers association, who are thick friends of Mohan Lal and Manianpillai Raju, will delay a big movie from the Lal camp.
This weekend, there will be two big films clashing at the box office, both starring the Big M"s of the Malayalam industry. The movies releasing this weekend will be Mammootty's Pokkiri Raja and Mohanlal's Oru Naal Varum.