12th Man: Meet the 12 central characters of Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph’s whodunit mystery film
The movie, which marks the third collaboration between the Drishyam duo, is set to drop on Disney+ Hotstar on May 20
12th Man poster
Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph are back with yet another riveting film. Their upcoming release 12th Man, which will release on Disney+ Hotstar on May 20, is a multi-starrer and unlike the duo’s previous collaboration, it’s just not that Mohanlal’s character that will stand out. Jeethu in an earlier interview with us had said that all 12 characters of the film has equal importance and each of these roles have their unique identities that contribute to the progress of the plot. The film’s script, by Krishnakumar KR, is also scripted in such a fashion that each character reveals a secret that unravels the plot. Here are the 12 characters of the whodunit mystery film.
Mohanlal as Chandrasekhar
Mohanlal plays a character named Chandrasekhar in the movie, who is apparently the unwelcomed visitor at the party hosted by seven friends and their spouses.
Saiju Kurup as Mathew in 12th Man
Saiju Kurup, who plays Mathew in 12th Man, is on a roll these days. The actor was most recently seen in the thriller Antakshari, which was also presented by Jeethu Joseph. The film is currently streaming on Sony LIV.
Priyanka Nair as Annie in 12th Man
The State Award-winning actress will be essaying the role of Annie in the movie. Priyanka was also part of the thriller Antakshari and was last seen in Prithviraj Sukumaran's Jana Gana Mana, which will release on Netflix next month.
Unni Mukundan as Zakariah in 12th Man
12th Man marks Unni's first collaboration with Jeethu Joseph. The actor, who plays Zakariah in the film, was last seen in Mohanlal's Disney+ Hotstar release Bro Daddy in a cameo role.
Sshivada as Dr Nayana in 12th Man
Sshivada, who is making her Malayalam comeback this year, plays Dr Nayana in the Jeethu Joseph directorial. She had also played a pivotal role in Jayasurya's Meri Awas Suno, which had released in theatres on May 13.
Rahul Madhav as Sam in 12th Man
While Rahul Madhav has acted with Mohanlal in cameo roles in Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol and Fraud, 12th Man marks the first film he got to share extensive screen time and space with the Malayalam superstar.
Anusree as Shiny in 12th Man
Anusree, who is usually seen in traditional roles, plays an urban characer in Jeethu's 12th Man as Shiny. The actress was also part of Disney+ Hotstar's previous direct OTT release Kesu Ee Veedinte Nadhan.
Chandunath as Jithesh in 12th Man
Chandunath, who made his debut with Pathinettam Padi, has been part of mystery thrillers lately, starring in Anoop Menon's 21 Grams and most recently in Mammootty's CBI 5: The Brain. The actor, who is also part of Jeethu's Ram, will be playing Jithesh in 12th Man.
Leona Lishoy as Fida in 12th Man
Leona, who plays Fida, has two releases on May 20 - Mohanlal's 12th Man and Siju Wilson's Varayan, which will hit theatres on the date. The actress' previous film 21 Grams went on to be sleeper hit this year.
Anu Mohan as Siddharth in 12th Man
Anu Mohan, who was also part of 21 Grams that Jeethu had lavished praise on, will be seen playing the character of Siddarth. This is Anu Mohan's second direct-to-OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar after Manju Warrier and Biju Menon's Lalitham Sundaram earlier this year.
Anu Sithara as Merin in 12th Man
12th Man marks Anu Sithara's first release in two years. She had previously starred in the Netflix release Maniyarayile Ashokan. The Captain actress plays the role of Merin in the Jeethu Joseph directorial.
Aditi Ravi as Aarathi in 12th Man
Aditi Ravi, who was part of Indrajith Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu's Pathaam Valavu earlier this month, plays the role of Aarathi in 12th Man. She had earlier played the female lead in Jeethu Joseph's Aadhi, which marked the debut of Pranav Mohanlal as a hero.
Last Updated: 11.34 AM, May 18, 2022