Kerala’s own festival Onam is much special for the malayalis around the globe. During this festive season, some of the best films would reach theatres to entertain the audience. Films of Mammootty, Mohanlal, Prithviraj, Dulquer Salmaan, Dileep and Kunchacko Boban are being planned to release in September 2016. The films include ‘Thoppil Joppan’, ‘Oppam’, ‘Welcome To Central Jail’, ‘Oozham’, ‘Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho’ and Dulquer Salman – Amal Neerad untitled project.
‘Thoppil Joppan’ directed by Johny Antony featuring Mammootty, Andrea Jeremiah and Mamta Mohandas in lead roles will reach theatres during his Onam. The film revolves around the life of a Kabadi player who lives in Kattappana. Vidyasagar sets the tunes, while Sunoj Velayudam helms the camera. Salim Kumar, Mohan Jose, Saju Navodaya, Harisree Ashokan, Renji Panicker, Sreejith Ravi and Alancier Lay are also part of the star cast.
Priyadarshan – Mohanlal duo is back with an entertainer titled ‘Oppam’. Mohanlal gives life to Jayaraman, a blind man who works as an elevator operator in an apartment. A witness of a murder in a flat, Jayaraman is forced to find the real killer to prove his innocence. Samuthirakani, Anusree, Vimala Raman, Nedumudi Venu, Renji Panicker and Arjun Nandakumar are also part of the star cast.
Welcome to Central Jail
‘Welcome to Central Jail’ is Dileep’s Onam release. Helmed by Sunderdas, the film narrates incidents in the life of some prisoners. Vedhika, Renji Panicker, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Kailash and Thesni Khan will also be seen in significant roles.
‘Oozham’ is a revenge thriller directed by Jeethu Joseph which is expected to hit theatres for Onam. Prithviraj plays the lead role, while Divya Pillai, Rasna Pavithran, Neeraj Madhav, Balachandra Menon and Kishore Sathya will also be seen in pivotal roles.
Dulquer Salman – Amal Neerad Untitled Project
Amal Neerad’s upcoming untitled film starring Dulquer Salman in the lead role is another anticipated film of the year. Dulquer gives life to a young man named Aji Mathew. Karthika Muraleedharan is the heroine of the film. John Vijay and Soubin Shahir are also part of the star cast. Gopi Sunder sets the tunes.
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho
Kunchacko Boban’s ‘Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho’ directed by Sidharth Siva is expected to reach theatres during this Onam season. Sudheesh’s son Rudraksh plays the role of a kid named Ayyappadas. ‘Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho’ narrates the story of a village guy named Kochauvva and a kid whose life is inspired by the popular novel ‘Alchemist’.
Oru Muthassi Gadha
‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’, the second directorial venture of Jude Anthony Joseph starring Vineeth Sreenivasan, Rajeev Pillai and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles will be released during Onam festival.
A handful of small budget films are also gearing up to get released during this festive season. This list will be updated along with the release date after the official announcements.