Released on November 23, Jeo Baby-directed Kaathal - The Core, starring Mammootty and Jyotika, and has been receiving positive reviews from the audience and critics alike
Mammootty and Jyotika’s long-awaited movie Kaathal - The Core has finally been released (on November 23), and the Jeo Baby-directed drama film is garnering a lot of appreciation from viewers and critics alike. Written by Adarsh Sukumaran and Paulson Skaria, Kaathal is particularly praised for its screenplay and Mammootty’s performance. On its opening day, the film also managed to make a decent earning at the box office - ₹1 crore.
Kaathal - The Core collects ₹1 crore at the box office on opening day
According to Sacnilk, Kaathal minted ₹1 crore at the box office on Day 1. The numbers are expected to go up over the weekend, as the film continues to receive positive response from viewers across the country.
Mammootty-Jyotika starrer Kaathal - The Core’s plot and cast
Kaathal - The Core follows the journey of Mathew Devassy (Mammootty), a small town politician, whose sexual orientation comes in the way of his political ambitions. Mammootty plays a closeted man, whose wife Omana (Jyotika) has demanded him for divorce.
The Jeo Baby directorial also features Joji John, Jisshu Sengupta, Muthumani, Chinnu Chandni, Anagha Maya Ravi and Alex Alister in supporting roles.
Jyotika on working with Mammootty in Kaathal - The Core
Tamil actress Jyotika, who had looked forward to making a comeback to Malayalam cinema with the Mammootty starrer, opened up about working with the megastar during one of the film’s promotional events.
Jyotika said that she is so proud to be associating with Mammootty and his production banner Mammootty Kampany for Kaathal - The Core. The Kaakha Kaakha star, sharing insights into her experience working with Mammootty in the film, said, “There’s something special about him.” She feels that Mammootty is distinct because of his willingness to explore and engage in diverse film genres, even at this stage of his career.
Fans hail Mammootty for his ‘bold film choice’
Mammootty has acted in a few phenomenal films in 2023. Viewers have been amazed by the megastar’s consistent delivery of exceptional films and roles in Malayalam cinema. Together, they have declared that Kaathal - The Core is an emotional rollercoaster, featuring remarkable performances by Mammotty and Jyotika.
From “Mammootty is the GOAT (Greatest of Them All)” and “Jyotika gets career best role” to “Mammukka, you are in a league of your own”, netizens are heaping praise on the actor. Meanwhile, director Jeo seems to have yet another hit coming his way, after his 2021 critically acclaimed film The Great Indian Kitchen.