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 sequels.
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 2005.
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.