The Priest, the upcoming horror thriller will mark the first onscreen collaboration of megastar Mammootty and lady superstar Manju Warrier. The shooting of the Mammotty starrer was put on hold due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Reportedly, the shooting of The Priest will be resumed on September 22, 2020, in Vagamon, Kerala.
The shooting of the movie, which is directed by newcomer Jofin T Chacko, was discontinued in March 2020 after the lockdown was implemented. But the team had started the post-productions works recently. Mammootty, the lead actor had finished shooting for her portions before the lockdown started. As per the reports, only a few portions, featuring the leading lady Manju Warrier is in pending.
From the promising first look poster of The Priest, is was revealed that Mammootty is appearing in the role of a priest, for the first time in his 4-decades-long acting career in the movie. Manju Warrier is not playing the romantic interest of the megastar, but is appearing in a pivotal role. However, nothing much has been revealed about Mammootty and Manju's characters in the movie.
Nikhila Vimal, the popular young actress is appearing in a pivotal role in the Mammootty starrer. The Priest will also feature including Saniya Iyappan and Kaithi fame child artist Baby Moni, Jagadeesh, Ramesh Pisharody, Madhupal, Dinesh Panicker, Sivadas Kannur, Naseer Sankranthi, Tony Luke, Karikku fame Ameya Mathew, and so on in the supporting roles.
The Priest is jointly penned by Cocktail fame Shyam Menon and Deepu Pradeep. Akhil George is the director of photography. Rahul Raj composes the songs and original score. Shameer Mohammed handles the editing. The Mammootty starrer is jointly produced by filmmaker B Unnikrishnan and Anto Joseph.