It is now confirmed that Mammoottyâ€™s Peranbu will premiere at the 47th International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR). The film will be screened on January 27th, confirm sources. Directed by the acclaimed film director Ram, it is a bilingual made in Tamil and Malayalam simultaneously. Mammootty plays the lead with Anjali as his onscreen pair. The star cast also has Anjali, Ameer, Samuthirakani, Vadivukkarasi, Sadhana, Livingston, Suraj Venjaramood, Siddique and Aruldoss in supporting roles.
Written and directed by Ram, the film is produced by PL Thenappan under his banner Sri Rajalakshmi Films. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the tunes. Theni Eeshwar, who worked with Ram in Taramani is in charge of Peranbuâ€™s visuals and National Award winning Sreekar Prasad takes care of the editing department.
According to reports, Peranbu will be featured in several international film festivals before its theatrical release in March this year.
It may be mentioned here that Ramâ€™s critically acclaimed movie Thanga Meengal, released in 2013, went on to win several awards including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil, National Film Award for Best Child Artist, National Film Award for Best Lyrics, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director and Vijay Award for Best Film.
Mammootty, on the other hand, is busy with a slew of films lined up for release including Street Lights, Parole and Uncle. Street Lights, which is slated for release on January 26th, is also a bilingual made in Tamil and Malayalam. The film is produced by Mammoottyâ€™s home banner Play House Motion Pictures. Mammootty plays a police officer in this crime thriller that has Lijomol playing the female lead. Both the Tamil and Malayalam versions have been shot separately with a separate set of star cast.