The trailer for Mohanlal, Manju Warrier's upcoming film, was released on Wednesday.
Manju plays Meenukutty, a huge Mohanlal fan, who was born on the same day that the superstar's first film was released.
The trailer shows a young girl's fascination for Kerala's beloved actor – from cutting out his pictures to admiring a boy in her class who imitates him. As an adolescent, she wears shades like him and can barely contain her excitement. Then, we see a scene from Dasharatham, one of Mohanlal's most iconic films, in which he asks Maggie (Sukumari) if she can love him as her own son.
And who is watching this? A sobbing Meenukutty! She then tells us that if we thought this was a tearful movie, we couldn't be more wrong. This is followed by Manju wearing sunglasses like Mohanlal in Spadikam, imitating the superstar's style and blowing a kiss. We're also introduced to Indrajith, who plays Sethu Madhavan (Mohanlal's name in Kireedam) – a man who kicks people through doors (phew!).
The rest of the cast includes Salim Kumar, Aju Varghese, Hareesh Kanaran, Soubin Shahir, Siddique, KPAC Lalitha and many other familiar faces.
Written and directed by Sajid Yahiya, the film is expected to release for Vishu this year. "Katta waiting!" Meenukutty says, throwing Mohanlal fans in delight.
Manju Warrier has acted with Mohanlal in several films. Their pairing in Aaram Thamburan is still considered to be among the best on screen chemistry in Malayalam cinema.
Since her comeback, Manju has acted with Mohanlal in films such as Ennum Eppozhum and Villain. He'd also lent his voice for her film C/o Saira Banu. Manju was the first celebrity guest on Mohanlal's TV show Lal Salam.
The two of them are working together in Odiyan as well as Mahabaratha, the on screen adaptation of the novel Randamoozham.