Mammootty’s Christopher is reportedly set to release in 400+ theatres
Megastar Mammootty’s upcoming release Christopher will once again have a wide release, in tune with his previous movies such as Amal Neerad’s Bheeshmaparvam and M Padmakumar’s Mamangam.
The upcoming investigative thriller, which has Mammootty playing a police officer who is in-charge of solving a series of crimes, is set to release in 400+ theatres in Kerala. The movie will also have simultaneous release in GCC and other states, much like the previous films featuring the megastar.
Last year’s Bheeshmaparvam, CBI 5: The Brain and Rorschach too have boasted of huge initial day collections and it also helped that two out of the three movies had received positive reviews. All three movies managed to do well in the box office.
Mammootty, meanwhile, will have back-to-back releases in January and February, with Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam hit theatres on January 19. The movie will have Manju Warrier’s Ayisha and Antony Varghese’s Poovan – both releasing on January 20 – as competition. Given that Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam has already got good reviews after its IFFK premiere last month, the movie is expected to have good initial box office collection.
Christopher, meanwhile, comes from Aaraattu team of director B Unnikrishnan and scriptwriter Udaykrishna. The film also has an ensemble cast featuring Shine Tom Chacko, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sneha, Amala Paul, Jinu Joseph, Dileesh Pothan and Tamil actor Vinay Rai, who essays the role of the antagonist.
Christopher is currently expected to hit theatres in February and could clash with Mohanlal’s Spadikam 4K, which will be a February 9 release. The makers of the Mammootty-starrer are yet to announce a release date, but the film will once again see the actor in a ‘mass’ avatar.
Incidentally, Mammootty is currently shooting for another police thriller. The film, which will mark cinematographer Roby Varghese Raj’s directorial debut, is currently being shot in Pala. Mammootty has also completed shooting for Jeo Baby’s Kaathal: The Core.