Malayalam movie Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan (Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan), which was originally scheduled to the hit screens on November 11, was released on Friday, November 18.
The comedy entertainer, which is the second directorial venture of Nadhirshah after Amar Akbar Anthony, has been making headlines ever since it went on floors. Why Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan, starring Vishnu Unnikrishnan, is gaining popularity despite the absence of a superstar?
Here are four reasons to watch Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan:
Hrithik Roshan in movie's title
What is Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan's connection with Malayalam cinema? Kerala audience had raised the question when makers announced the interesting title of the movie. The trailer of the comedy entertainer was among the top trending topics of discussion on Facebook, thanks to the Bollywood actor's name.
The mimicry-artiste-turned-filmmaker had shocked the Kerala audience with his debut movie Amar Akbar Anthony starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran and Jayasurya for its fresh humour elements and interesting plot. The multi-starrer had opened to fabulous response from the audience and was tagged as one of most entertaining comedy movies of 2015. This has raised the expectation levels of the audience from Nadhirshah as a director making Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan among the most-awaited movies of the year.
Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan is being co-produced by Dr Zacharia Thomas and actor Dileep, who is associating with his close friend and business partner Nadhirshah. Ever since Nadhirshah's Amar Akbar Anthony was announced, fans of Dileep were disappointed as the Janapriyanayakan was not part of the hit project, despite the duo sharing a good rapport. With Dileep bankrolling Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan, it is expected to perform well at the box office as the actor previous production ventures, including Twenty: 20, CID Moosa and Malarvaadi Arts Club were commercial success.
Unlike superstar movies, Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan doesn't have any superstars in the cast, but it stars scriptwriter-turned-actor Vishnu Unnikrishnan playing the lead role for the first time. From the trailer, it is evident that Vishnu's character is an aspiring actor, who is called Hrithik Roshan in his village Kattappana. His performance has been garnering good response from the audience since the release of the official trailer.
The movie also stars Rahul Madhav, Siju Wilsson, Salim Kumar, Prayaga Martin, Lijomol Jose and Swasika in significant roles.