After a dull Christmas season and a cold New Year, Malayalam movie industry is all set to bounce back with some promising projects releasing this weekend (January 23rd). As per the latest reports, some highly anticipated projects including Mariyam Mukku, Mili, Rasam and Picket 43 will hit the theatres this weekend.
Mariyam Mukku is the directorial debut of popular scenarist James Albert. The movie stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. Vikramadhithyan fame Sana Althaf plays the female lead opposite Fahadh in the movie. Manoj K Jayan, Joy Mathew, Aju Varghese, Devi Ajith etc will play the pivotal roles. Gireesh Gangadharan handles cinematography and Vidyasagar composes the music. The movie is produced by AK Sabeer under the banner Sam Big Movies.
Mili marks the comeback of Rajesh Pillai after a gap of 3 years. The movie stars Amala Paul in the title role. Nivin Pauly essays the male lead. Sanusha, Shamna Kasim, Praveena, Sija Rose, Saikumar etc plays the other pivotal roles. Anishlal handles the cinematography. Gopi Sundar and Shaan Rahman. The movie is produced by Ordinary Films and Cross Pictures.
Rasam is the upcoming movie directed by Rajeev Nath. Indrajith plays the lead role in the movie, while Mohanlal appears as himself in a cameo role. Debutante Varuna Shetty plays the female lead in the movie. Nedumudi Venu, Devan, Mythili, Nandu, Ambika Mohan, Nihal Pillai etc will play the other pivotal roles. Singer Job Kurian will make his debut as a music director with the movie. Nedumudi Venu will make his comeback as a scenarist with the movie. Rasam is produced by Group10 Entertainments.
Picket 43 will mark the first association of director Major Ravi and actor Prithviraj. The movie will also have Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey in another pivotal role. Renji Panicker, Sudheer Karamana, Anu Mohan, Shobha Mohan etc will play the other pivotal roles. Jomon T John handles the cinematography and Ratheesh Vega composes the music.