Mollywood has witnessed many sequels and among all of them CBI series was the biggest hit. Mammootty portrayed the lead role as the CBI officer Sethurama Iyer in all the sequels. Now the latest buzz in town is that the fifth sequel will be getting a change in cast. If sources are to be believed, Suresh Gopi will replace Mammootty in the fifth sequel.
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu was the first part of the film and Mammootty played the intelligent CBI officer in the film. Suresh Gopi was also a part of that film, where he was seen as sub-inspector Harry who comes to assist Sethurama Iyer on investigating the murder of Omana, played by actress Lissy Priyadarshan. Sethurama Iyer was the last sequel.
When director K Madhu and writer SN Swamy approached Mammootty for the fifth sequel, the actor found the script very complicated and recommended to cast another person to do the role. Since Suresh Gopi was already a part of the film, they decided to bring him in for the same.
In the fifth sequel, inspector Harry will be investigating the case instead of Sethurama Iyer. However, Sethurama Iyer will also be present in the film. He will be guiding Harry for the investigation.
Other cast is yet to be finalised. The writer says that he has not done with the script as he cannot find a good climax. The movie is expected to kick start this year itself. The CBI officer's character was inspired by the late IPS officer, Radha Vinod Raju.