Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph's much-awaited project 12th Man is finally released on Disney+ Hotstar. The project, which marked the third collaboration of the celebrated actor-director duo, had garnered attention much before the release with its teaser and trailer. 12th Man marked the fourth collaboration of Mohanlal and director Jeethu Joseph, after the massive success of the Drishyam franchise and the delayed Ram.
The movie, which is touted to be a mystery thriller, revolves around 11 friends who arrive at a resort in a hill station for the bachelor party of one of the group members. They meet an alcoholic named Chandrasekhar who gate-crashes their party and joins as the 12th Man. Mohanlal is playing the central character Chandrasekhar in the movie. The story idea of 12th Man is developed by Sunil Khetarpal and the script is penned by KR Krisha Kumar.
Here's what the audience thinks about 12th Man. Have a look...
Just watched #12thMan What a mysterious movie it had been. Movie starts slowly as usual, but strikes at the best time. Intriguing narration, decent casting, BGM and trivial CG makes movie much engaging #JeethuJoseph @Mohanlal @aashirvadcine strikes again— Vishnu Vishak (@vishnuvishakr) May 20, 2022
#jeethujoseph has worked his magic yet again on #12thman. Though it is very different from #drishyam2, I enjoyed every minute of it, however the ending (the very end) seemed rushed to me. Otherwise, another brilliantly edited film that keeps you guessing...— Ryan john (@eldhogeorge1997) May 19, 2022
What a scintillating hattrick by this combo!!— Ab-he | Non - existent in existence (@AiyoItsAbi) May 19, 2022
Convincingly satisfying and not boring at all!!
Worth your time and I’d promise you’d love the editing style!!
EVERYONE has 3 lives - public, private & SECRET !!#12thMan pic.twitter.com/6wAU4qCRoW
#JeethuJoseph - #Mohanlal combo never fails to amuse you!#12thMan -— Akhil AB (അഖിൽ) (@_ab_akhil) May 19, 2022
A neatly executed mystery thriller.
It's not that perfectly packed movie compared to the ICONIC combo's previous blockbusters but JJ manages to deliver an ENGAGING ride.
Overall, worthwhile and LOVED it. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/L3DbVOCb7I
Above Avg Flick !!— Ananthu Santhosh (@achumukadiyil) May 19, 2022
Drunken #Lalettan Steals A Short Sequence ✨️
Neat Direction From #JeethuJoseph
Technical Quality 🪄
Neat Performance From Lead Cast
Flaws Are There !!#12ThMan #12thManOnDisneyPlusHotstar https://t.co/OxjuKp3n3w pic.twitter.com/epmeS7uPP2
#12thMan thrills u like reading a perfect murder mystery novel with lots of twists and turns. Everyone did their best #Lalettan 🔥 #JeethuJoseph 🔥#12thManOnDisneyPlusHotstar One more mysterious movie from #Mollywood pic.twitter.com/5Nq6MfHAUV— Praneeth Bharadwaja (@gprabha465) May 19, 2022
12TH MAN (2022) / Jeethu Joseph— Rajat Kalandy (@rajat_kalandy) May 19, 2022
Its a hattrick of hits for Lalettan- Jeethu Combo ❤️🔥 A very engaging screenplay and a good murder mystery all together 💯Lalettan is just superb with his humour touch and intense dialogue delivery 🔥🤩#12thMan @Mohanlal
Along with Mohanlal, 12th Man features Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Anusree, Sshivada, Anu Sithara, Rahul Madhav, Chandhunath, Leona Lishoy, Anu Mohan, Priyanka Nair, Aditi Ravi, as the 11 friends who encounter Chandrasekhar at the resort. Nandu, Siddique, Chali Pala, Pradeep Chandran, and others have played supporting roles in the Jeethu Joseph directorial. Murali Gopy, Aju Varghese, Mallika Sukumaran, and the late Pradeep Kottayam are the voice cast of 12th Man.
Anil Johnson has composed the songs and original score for the Mohanlal starrer. Satheesh Kurup is the director of photography. VS Vinayak has handled the editing. Rajeev Kovilakam has headed the art department. Linta Jeethu and Murali TV have designed the costumes. 12th Man is bankrolled by Mohanlal's close associate Antony Perumbavoor, under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas.