The movie, helmed by B Unnikrishnan, also has Aishwarya Lekshmi and Sneha in pivotal roles
Last Updated: 09.38 AM, Sep 29, 2022
Director B Unnikrishnan’s Christopher, Mammootty’s biggest project in Malayalam post pandemic, wrapped up its principal photography on Thursday after filming for 79 days. The big budget movie, which also has Amala Paul, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sneha and Shine Tom Chacko, is touted to be an action-thriller that will have the megastar essaying the role of a police officer.
B Unnikrishnan, who had previously teamed up with Mohanlal for Aaraattu, had earlier told OTTplay that the movie will have a realistic thread but will also have elements that would appeal to the fans of the megastar. The film’s first look posters were released earlier this month with the tagline – ‘A biopic of a vigilante cop’.
Mammootty had completed his portions in the movie, which was shot in 56 locations across Kerala, a week ago. The film, which is scripted by Udaykrishna, was initially offered to Mohanlal during the first lockdown. The actor, however, decided to go ahead with Aarattu as it was impossible to shoot Christopher, which has a story that is set in several States across the country, due to the pandemic restrictions.
The movie will mark the Mollywood debut of Tamil actor Vinay Rai, who will be playing the film’s antagonist. Tamil actress Vasanthi, who played Agent Tina in Kamal Haasan’s Vikram, will also be seen in a pivotal role in the movie. Jinu Joseph, Dileesh Pothan, Siddique and Vineetha Koshy are also part of the cast of the movie, which was shot in Ernakulam, Pooyamkutty and Vandiperiyar.
Faiz Siddiq, who had cranked the camera for Operation Java, is the cinematographer of Christopher, which has Justin Varghese as its music director. Meanwhile, Mammootty’s next theatrical release will be Rorschach, which is helmed by Nissam Basheer. The movie is expected to release in the second week of October and has the megastar teaming up with Sharafudheen and Grace Antony in a full-length film for the first time. Mammootty is also producing Rorschach.