Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan and others in 'Kammatipaadam'
Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan and others in 'Kammatipaadam'Kammatipaadam/Facebook

Dulquer Salmaan's upcoming Malayalam movie "Kammatipaadam" is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, in which the actor will be seen in a never-before avatar. With the movie scheduled to be released on May 20, the censor board has given the action thriller an "A" certificate.

The Rajeev Ravi-directed film is said to have been given an "A" certificate because it has many violent scenes. The movie is said to be raw and realistic, narrated in the backdrop of Kammatipaadam, an old place in Kochi that was once the heart of the city. However, due to the city's development, the area is now divided into North Giri Nagar, Kumaranashan Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Jawahar Nagar.

The action thriller will be released in more than 300 screens throughout the country, and almost 150 screens in Kerala alone. "Kammatipaadam censored - A certificate ! Will be raw & realistic with many violence scenes ! Rls expected in 300+ scrns allover India ! [sic]," tweeted Kerala Box Office. The movie is expected to rock the market and become the third consecutive blockbuster of the up-and-coming star after the superhit films "Charlie" and "Kali."

Dulquer plays Krishnan, and Vinayakan will be seen in a different look as the young star's friend Ganga. Shaun Romy, Rasika Dugal and Amalda Liz play the female leads in the movie, which also has Shine Tom Chacko,  Soubin Shahir, Vinay Forrt, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Alencier Ley and P Balachandran in significant roles. 

The makers had released the official trailer of the Dulquer-starrer on May 16, and it received fabulous response from the audience. Many celebrities have called the one-minute-24-second trailer a mind-blowing one, and it has received more than 4.8 lakh views in less than two days of its release on the YouTube channel of Global United Media. The first teaser of the film had also received good response from movie-goers, and has been viewed more than 6.5 lakh times within 12 days.

Scripted by P Balachandran, "Kammatipaadam" is being produced under the banner of Global United Media by Prem Menon.

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