Not all the time in the history of Malayalam cinema can one witness a star fight of father and son over their release. Malayalam film lovers can witness something like that for this Eid. Dulquer Salmaan's "Vikramadithyan" is getting released for this Eid on 25 July. If the industry sources are to be believed, Mammootty is also gearing up for the release of his new film "Manglish" for Eid. The question is, who will win the hearts this time? Is it Dulquer or Mammootty?
Dulquer will play the character of Adithyan in Lal Jose's new film "Vikramadithyan." The film tells the story of three friends Vikraman (Unni Mukundan), Adithyan (Dulquer Salmaan) and Deepthi Pai (Namitha Pramod). Both Vikraman and Adithyan are born at the same time and the film is about love, hatred and friendship between them. The trailer of the film hints lots of action, dance, music and punchy dialogues, which are going to keep all Dulquer fans on their toes.
"Vikramadithyan" also has Nivin Pauly, Joy Mathew, Anoop Menon and Lena doing pivotal roles. The film is scripted by Iqbal Kuttipuram and the cinematography is handled by Jomon T John. The music is expected to hit the top list as they are composed by Bijipal and the lyrics are written by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma, Rafeeq Ahamed, Anil Panachooran, Engadiyoor Chandrasekharan, Santhosh Varma and Manu Manjith. The film is produced by Lal Jose under the banner of L J Films.
Well for Mammootty, this Eid is going to be difficult, as he has to fight with his son this time. Industry insiders say that Mammootty's "Manglish" directed by Salaam Bappu will also be releasing during this Eid. The film also has Dutch actress Caroline Bech in the lead.
Mammootty will play the role of Malik Bhai who is a known face in Cochin Harbour and a complete man when it comes to fishing business. Bhai is everybody's favourite as he is always there to lend help to anyone who needs a support. His life takes a turn when Michael, a foreigner enters his life.
"Manglish" will be a comedy entertainer that revolves around Malik and Michael's confusion in communicating to each other. Michael is in India for a purpose and Malik tries to help her to reach the goal. Communication becomes a hurdle between them as Malik only knows Malayalam and Michael know only English.
"Manglish" also has a huge star cast including Tiny Tom, Jojo, Vinay Forrt, Mukundan, Sudheer Karamana, Ramu, Sathar, Ravindran, Sunil Sukhadha, Sasi Kalinga, Kalabhavan Rahman, Chembil Ashokan, Sudhi, Kalabhavan Haneef, Aneesh G Menon, Vishnu Alex, Kuriakose, Gopalakrishnan, Shrinda Ashab, Shreedhani, Parvathy Menon, Nimarose, Silu Abraham and Pauly.
"Manglish" is produced by Haneef Mohammed under the banner of Red Rose creations. The story, screen play and dialogues are done by Riyas and Pradheesh Varma will wield the camera for the film. Music is composed by Gopi Sundar and the lyrics are penned by Hari Narayanan and Santhosh Varma.
So who do you think is going to win this battle? Is it Dulquer or Mammootty?