Mohanlal and Priyadarshan tells a murder mystery in Oppam
Director Priyadarshan goes for a change of track in his next Mollywood flick Oppam. The director presents his loyal partner in career, Mohanlal a blind man to unfold a murder mystery. According to latest reports, Oppam doesn’t fall in Priyadarshan-Mohanlal team’s signature style movies like Geethanjali, Chandralekha, Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum, and Kili Chandan Mampazham.
Mohanlal plays a visually challenged person, who happened to be the eye witness in a murder mystery. The complete actor appears as a visually impaired lift operator, who can identify people with their characteristic body odor. But, his gift turns out to be a curse when he lands in the middle of a murder mystery. The movie is touted as a cat and mouse game between the witness and the killer.
Actors Vimala Raman and Sanchita Shetty will play the female leads in the movie. The movie marks Vimala Raman’s comeback after a short gap after she left Mollywood donning some memorable characters. Even though she was not active in Mollywood, the actor had a handful of roles in Kollywood and some promising offers from Sandalwood.
Sanchita Shetty is a familiar face in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu language and Oppam will mark her Mollywood debut. “Sanchita Shetty has been roped in to play the female lead in the film. The movie is a crime thriller and focuses on the character of Mohanlal who is playing the role of a blind man in this film,” reveals director Priyadarsan. This is the first time Mohanlal plays a full length blind character in his long career.
Samuthirakani, who had an earlier Mollywood outing with Mohanlal in the M Padmakumar flick Shikkar, plays the bad guy in Oppam. The movie also features Nedumudi Venu, Samuthirakani, Kalabhavan Shajon, Aju Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Anusree, Balaji, Anas, Benny, Madan Mohan, and Sreeya Ramesh in important roles.
The movie will hit the screens as Onam release. “Revealing the official title of the movie Oppam. Mohanlal starring Oppam is directed by #Priyadarshan and produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas. The movie will be the Onam release,” the makers posted on the official Facebook page of Oppam.
Four Music team composes the songs and Ekambaram cranks the camera for Priyadarshan. Ayyappan Nair is the editor and Rafeeq Ahammad and Madhu Vasudev pens the lyrics. Oppam is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Ashirvadh Cinemas.