Mammootty is all set to come back as Bilal from Big B, the 2007 Amal Neerad thriller which went on to become a cult classic.
The film is based on the Hollywood film Four Brothers, though not an official remake. The story is about four adopted brothers who take it upon themselves to solve the murder of their mother, with Mammootty playing the role of a gangster.
Although the film didn't do well when it was released, it built up a fan following over the years and the role of Bilal has become a favourite with Mammootty fans.
Dulquer Salmaan, Mammootty's son and one of the biggest stars of his generation in Kerala, tweeted the first look of the film.
Calling himself a "fanboy", Dulquer is all excitement about the return of Bilal. Both father and son have a wide fanbase and Dulquer's happiness was shared by many social media users who applauded Mammootty's look from the film.
Dulquer has worked with director Amal Neerad in Comrade in America and has often said that he's a huge fan of his father's work. Although Dulquer was initially apprehensive about getting into acting because of comparisons to his father, he has made it as a star in his own right. The actor will soon be making his debut in Hindi with Karwaan and in Telugu with Mahanati. His last film Solo, was a bilingual which released in Tamil and Malayalam.
Meanwhile, Mammootty is also making CBI 5, the fifth film in the memorable CBI series. The first film in the series still has immense recall value and set the gold standard for investigative thrillers in Malayalam cinema. The actor's last film Pullikkaaran Staara, an Onam release, received a lukewarm response from the audience.
Will Bilal 2 have an original plot or will it be "inspired" from another Hollywood film? We'll have to wait and watch.