Christopher has Mammootty essaying the role of vigilante cop
The makers of Mammootty’s upcoming theatrical release have been teasing the megastar’s fans with character posters from the B Unnikrishnan directorial for the past few months. The team is finally gearing up to unveil a glimpse of the investigative thriller.
The movie, scripted by Udaykrishna, is packed to the brim with talent. Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul, Sneha, Shine Tom Chacko and Jinu Joseph. Tamil actor Vinay Rai, of Doctor and Etharkkum Thunindhavan fame, will be essaying the antagonist named Sitaram Trimurthi in the movie, which is expected to hit theatres in January 2023.
In an earlier interview with us, the movie’s director Unnikrishnan had told us, “Even though it is a ‘mass’ movie, it will tell a pertinent subject.” Udaykrishna and Unnikrishnan had previously teamed up for Mohanlal’s Aarattu. The writer had scripted Mammootty’s previous films such as Pokkiri Raja, Madhuraraja, Masterpiece and Kammath and Kammath.
Sneha, who plays Beena Mariam in the film, will be seen in two phases of her character. While the actress had earlier teamed up with Mammootty in films such as Thuruppu Gulan, Christopher marks the first collaboration with the megastar for both Amala Paul and Aishwarya Lekshmi. Amala essays a character named Sulekha.
Aishwarya’s character has been kept under wraps by the team so far. However, the actress had earlier revealed to OTTplay that it’s a minor role. She said she was initially offered another character but she decided to play this particular role as she got to share screen space with Mammootty.
“I did the movie just to work with Mammukka. I did Kumari for the entirety of the film and not just for the character. But in the case of Christopher, it was just for the experience of acting alongside Mammukka,” she said.
The team of Christopher will reveal its first teaser on January 1 at 6pm. Mammootty, meanwhile, will kick off the new year by playing another police character in Roby Varghese Raj’s directorial debut.