The Priest, the Mammootty starrer, is all set to hit theatres on Thursday, March 11. The advance booking of The Priest is now open, and the mystery thriller has been receiving immense rush at the box office. If things go at the same rate, The Priest has all the chances to make a grand first day collection at the box office in India and abroad.
The movie, which was originally supposed to hit theatres on March 4, 2021, was postponed due to the unavailability of second shows at movie theatres in Kerala. However, the Kerala Government recently resumed the second shows in theatres with new show timings. This led to The Priest team deciding to release the project on March 11, 2021.
But the makers have not revealed the complete theatre list of the Mammootty starrer so far. The pre-release bookings of The Priest are open at all major cities in Kerala, The Gulf, and other overseas centres. The team has assured that the advance bookings for the rest of Kerala will open by Wednesday, March 10.
The grand release of The Priest is expected to pave the way for the theatrical release of more Malayalam films in times of COVID-19. Following the release of the Mammootty starrer, around 12 much-awaited projects from the Malayalam film industry are gearing up for release in theatres. The list includes some most anticipated projects including Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham, One, Malik, Kurup, and so on.
The Priest, which features Mammootty in the first priest role of his acting career, is directed by newcomer Jofin T Chacko. Manju Warrier appears as the female lead in the movie, which features Nikhila Vimal and Baby Monica in the other pivotal roles. Jofin T Chacko, the director has also penned the story of the movie, which has been scripted by Shyam Menon and Deepu Pradeep. The Priest is jointly bankrolled by director B Unnikrishnan and Anto Joseph.