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Bro Daddy to Bheeshma Parvam: 10 most-anticipated Malayalam movies of Mohanlal and Mammootty in 2022

The Mollywood superstars has as much as 10 movies lined up for release this year, much to the cheer of fans as well as the film industry

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jan 04, 2022
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Upcoming movies of Mohanlal and Mammootty

While Mollywood films reigned supreme in the OTT space last year thanks to films like Drishyam 2, Joji, Minnal Murali and Nayattu captivating audiences across the country with their superlative storytelling, it was a rather lukewarm year for fans of the industry’s biggest stars – Mohanlal and Mammootty – who are used to seeing several big budget entertainers from the duo.

Mohanlal did have an OTT release in Drishyam 2 and a theatrical one in Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, but otherwise there weren’t too many movies from the superstar to keep the fans entertained. Mammootty too had One and The Priest, both of which were received with mixed responses. However, 2022 could be an altogether different story.

With 10 movies from the two stars getting ready for releases featuring fan-favourite combinations such as Mohanlal-Vysakh and Mammootty-Amal Neerad, 2022 promises to be a treat. Here are the upcoming releases of the two pillars of Malayalam cinema.

Bro Daddy

Mohanlal will kick off 2022 with Prithviraj Sukumaran’s directorial Bro Daddy, which will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from January 26. The movie has the Lucifer duo playing father and son, and is touted to be a feel-good family entertainer.

Aaraattu

Fans disappointed by the lack of ‘mass’ sequences in Mohanlal’s Marakkar could be in for a spectacle when B Unnikrishnan’s action-entertainer Aaraattu hits theatres from February 10. The movie has Mohanlal playing Neyyattinakara Gopan, a real-estate tycoon who gets caught up in an issue after buying a property in Palakkad.

Bheeshma Parvam

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Bheeshma Parvam poster

Fourteen years after the “industry-defining” movie Big B, Amal Neerad and Mammootty team up for a gangster thriller, set in the 1980s. The multistarrer, which will release on February 24 in theatres, has Mammootty playing a former gangster-turned-entrepreneur who is forced to return to his old ways after his family is threatened.

Puzhu

Directed by debutant Ratheena, the drama-thriller has Mammootty playing a character with grey shades after a long gap. Those from the movie, which also has Parvathy Thiruvothu, are already comparing his performance to that of Vidheyan. The makers are reportedly in talks for an OTT release, if the Omicron threat doesn’t subside.

12th Man

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Aashirvad Cinemas/Twitter

The mystery-thriller will have Mohanlal reuniting with Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph once again. Jeethu had said that the multi-starrer, which also has Unni Mukundan and Aditi Ravi, has a story similar to that of Agatha Christie’s books. 12th Man will be Mohanlal’s third direct-to-OTT release.

Alone

The thriller marks the first collaboration between Shaji Kailas and Mohanlal after a gap of 12 years and features a single actor played by Mohanlal. The rest of the characters in the movie are part of the story only through phone conversations. The makers are yet to take a call on whether it’s a theatrical or OTT release.

Monster

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Mohanlal in a poster from Monster

The crime-thriller, directed by Vysakh, has Mohanlal playing a Sikh investigator named Lucky Singh. The film, scripted by Udaykrishna, has a format that has not been frequently attempted in Malayalam cinema and is packed with unexpected twists, said Mohanlal in an earlier interview with us. The movie’s release platform and date are yet to be announced.

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

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Lijo Jose Pellissery and Mammootty

The movie has the dream team of Mammootty and Lijo Jose Pellissery, who had earlier tried to collaborate with the superstar for Antichrist and Khasakhinte Ithihasam. Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, which was shot in Tamil Nadu, reportedly has Mammootty playing a thief and is an entertainer.

CBI 5

Mammootty once again reprises the role of the sleuth, CBI Sethurama Iyer, in the fifth film in the frachise, directed by K Madhu and scripted by SN Swamy. The movie, which also has cameos by Jagathy and Mukesh, will have the CBI officer investigating a spate of murders referred to as Basket Killings.

Barroz

Mohanlal’s directorial debut is also his most expensive project till date. The 3D children’s fantasy movie, which is scripted by My Dear Kuttichathan’s director Jijo Punnose, revolves around the bond between a young girl named Isabella and Barroz, a spirit who has been guarding the treasure of Vasco D’Gama for centuries. The movie will be a theatrical release and the makers will aim for a festive season reason, preferably this Christmas.


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