This Dussehra will witness a clash of the celluloid titans of the South Indian film industry, with Mohanlal's Pulimurugan and Mammootty's Thoppil Joppan set for release on Friday.
While Pulimurugan will hit the screens at more than 150 theatres in Kerala, Thoppil Joppan is scheduled to be screened at 120 theatres in the state.
Amidst rumours running rife over a possible postponement of the Mammootty-starrer, Liberty Basheer -president of the Kerala Theatre Owners' Association- categorically denied all such reports.
Speaking to The News Minute, Basheer said that Thoppil Joppan will be released on Friday as per schedule. "I am yet to hear of any such postponement. Mammootty's movie will be released tomorrow, as decided earlier," he said.
The first show is to be at 6am and fans are expected to queue up much before dawn to catch their favourite heroes in action.
Who will rake in the moolah this festive season is now the million dollar question before the diehard fans.
As per reports, Pulimurugan is supposed to be set in the wilderness with Mohanlal all geared up to be seen in a never-before avatar and Thoppil Joppan will see Mammootty at his crafty best.
It was way back in 2001 that the two superstars had such a simultaneous release, with Mohanlal's Ravanaprabhu clashing with Mammootty's Rakshasarajavu.
Ravanaprabhu went on to be a blockbuster, while Rakshasarajavu was an average grosser.
Here's wishing both the screen gods yet another celluloid bonanza this Diwali.