Superstar Mohanlal, who is basking in the success of the latest Malayalam crime thriller Oppam, is set to enthral his fans all over the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Priyadarshan-directed movie, which opened to a tremendous response from the audience in India, will hit the screens in the UK and Ireland on 23 September.
Scheduled to be screened in 119 screens, the Mohanlal-starrer will become the biggest release of the superstar in the country. Though the distribution company, PJ Entertainments, had earlier announced that Oppam will be released in a few screens in Europe on 1 September as an Onam treat to Keralites settled in the country, the date was postponed due to censorship issues and will be officially screened from Friday onwards.
Prajeesh Kumar, the Managing Director of PJ Entertainments, has confirmed to International Business Times, India that screening in two theatres will begin on 21 September. The advance booking for the Mohanlal-starrer will be opened on Monday, 19 September. The movie will be screened in Europe with English subtitles.
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The crime thriller has been tagged as the comeback movie of the hit director-actor duo, Priyadarshan and Mohanlal, who have delivered many superhits in Malayalam. In Oppam, Mohanlal plays the role of a blind person named Jayaraman, who unravels the mystery behind the death of a former judge Krishnamoorthy (Nedumudi Venu), who stays at an apartment in Kochi, where he (Mohanlal) works as a lift operator. The convincing act by Mohanlal as a visually-challenged person has impressed the audience and critics alike, who have labelled Oppam as the winner among the Onam releases.
Oppam also stars baby Meenakshi, Samuthirakani, Vimala Raman, Anusree, Mammukoya, Renji Panicker, Chemban Vinod, Aju Varghese, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Innocent, Manikuttan, Anjali Upasana, and Bineesh Kodiyeri in main roles. The movie has been bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas in association with Max Lab.
Check full theatre list of Oppam in UK and Ireland here: