Malayalam film Villain, in which Mohanlal plays the lead role, is expected to release on October 27th amidst a lot of expectations. The film has a positive buzz around it with the pre-release business fetching over Rs. 10 crores already.
Reports say that Surya TV has shelled out Rs. 7 crores for its satellite rights while the Hindi dubbing rights have been lapped up for Rs. 3 crores.
It is the first time in the Malayalam film industry that such a huge amount has been shelled out for the satellite and dubbing rights. Further, Junglee Music has paid Rs. 50 lakhs for the music rights.
Written and directed by B Unnikrishnan, the film has been produced by Rockline Venkatesh under his banner Rockline Entertainments Pvt Ltd.
Incidentally, Villain is this production houseâ€™s first Malayalam production venture. Starring Mohanlal in the lead role, the film has Manju Warrier playing the female lead. Tamil hero Vishal will be making his debut in Mollywood along with Hansika Motwani and Raashi Khanna.
The star cast also includes Srikanth, Siddique, Renji Panicker, Aju Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Anand, Idavela Babu, Kottayam Nazeer and Antony Perumbavoor.
The songs for the film have been composed by 4 Music and the background score has been done by Sushin Shyam. Manoj Paramahamsa has cranked the camera for this film. In fact, Villain is the first Indian movie to be filmed and released in the 8K resolution format. The camera used to shoot this film was Red's Weapon Helium 8K S35 camera.
Shameer Mohammed is the editor of the film. Touted to be a neo-noir action entertainer, Villain has some impressive fight sequences choreographed by Ravi Varma, Ram Laxman, and Action G. With the countdown begun for its release, letâ€™s wait for this action entertainer to hit the marquee on October 27th.
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