If reports are to be believed, Kerala's favorite investigator, the Iyer with a 'naamam' on his forehead and no-nonsense attitude is all set to hit the screens yet again.
The popular CBI investigative movie series in Malayalam starring Mammootty, which began in 1988, is expected to have a fifth edition in 2016.
The movie series, directed by K Madhu, in which Mammootty played a wily CBI officer, Sethurama Iyer, started with Oru CBI Diary Kurippu that released 27 years ago.
The last one in the investigative series Nerariyan CBI, appeared in 2005 and all the four editions scripted by S N Swamy, have been cult hits.
Some media reports say that in March 2016, the fifth version of Sethurama Iyer will begin its shoot.
In 2012, Madhu had told the media that the fifth edition was going to come soon and that Swamy had started scripting.
"Swamy has commenced his writing and once that is over, we will have another sitting. At the moment, the decision has been made and the name of the film, and all such things will be decided later. I will start to think about it again after I finish my present project and it should happen this year (2012)," Madhu told NDTV in 2012.
It did not happen. Later there were reports that Suresh Gopi was going to replace Mammootty in the fifth CBI movie. However, no official confirmation has been received yet from the makers of the movie.
All movies in the series deal with how CBI officer Sethurama Iyer cracks complicated murder cases, involving intrigue and suspense.