Mammootty, the big M of Mollywood, is all
set to play his legendary character Sethurama Iyer, once again. The
actor has finally given a green signal to play the lead role in the
5th part of CBI series.
Sethurama Iyer is undoubtedly the most popular detective
character ever made in the history of Malayalam Cinema. The first
part of CBI Series, Oru CBI Diary
Kurippu released in 1988. The movie was followed by 3
The second part, Jagratha was one year later, in 1989.
Sethurama Iyer was a surprising character for the Malayali
audiences, who were only familiar with the heavily macho, rough and
tough police-detective characters.
Even though the first two parts were huge successes, it took 15
years for director K Madhu and writer SN Swami to come up with
the part 3, Sethurama Iyer CBI. The fourth part,
Nerariyan CBI was released in
The character Sethurama Iyer was originally written for Mohanlal. But the
actor turned down the offer, as he felt that the movie lacked the
commercial elements needed for a crime thriller. Later, Mammootty
was roped in for the role.
As per the latest reports, all the major characters of CBI
Series, except Jagathy Sreekumar's Vikram, will appear in the 5th
part as well. It has also been rumoured that the 5th part will be
the final movie of CBI Series.