Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was present at the launch of director Priyadarshanâ€™s new film Nimir and wished the team well. Featuring Udhayanidhi Stalin as the hero, the film has Namitha Pramod and Parvathy Nair playing his heroines.
Others in the star cast include actor-director Samuthirakani, MS Bhaskar and acclaimed director Mahendran.
Speaking at the event, Mohanlal said that he is confident that Nimir would turn out to be a massive success. He has been quoted as saying, â€śI believe that this film will turn out to be an important one for both director Priyadharshan and actor Udhayanidhi.â€ť
He even asked the director when the filmâ€™s first look will be launched, to which Priyadharshan said, â€śMost probably Saturday, but who will be releasing it is suspense.â€ť
Nimir is the remake of the hit Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaram that had Fahadh Faasil playing the lead character with Dileesh Pothan directing. Syam Pushkaran had penned the story.
The film, released last year, belongs to the comedy genre. At the 64th National Film Awards, the film was given the National Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Syam Pushkaran won the award for Best Original Screenplay.
It may be mentioned here that Mohanlal and Priyadarshan had last teamed up for Oppam which turned out to be a big hit in their career.
Priyadarshan made his debut as an associate director with Thenum Vayambum and his first directorial was Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, which was based on the Charles Dickens play The Strange Gentleman. He has won several awards in his long career including the Civilian Award 2012 â€“ Padma Shri, National Film Awards in 2007 for Best Film â€“ Kanchivaram, Filmfare Awards South in 2009 for Best Director â€“ Tamil, Kerala State Film Awards in 1994 for Thenmavin Kombath and in 1995 for Kalapani.
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