Mammootty to wear priest's garb for the first time in The Priest

While The Priest will hit theatres on March 4, Mohanlal in a tweet, announced that Marakkar – Arabikkadalinte Simham will be released on May 13
Poster of The Priest and Marakkar – Arabikkadalinte Simham
Poster of The Priest and Marakkar – Arabikkadalinte Simham

Mammootty mystery thriller The Priest is all set to hit theatres on March 4. 2021. The second teaser of the film which was released a few days ago, has shed light on Mammootty’s character in the Jofin T Chacko directorial film. The superstar plays Fr Benedict, a former priest, who is interested in crime investigations. Not only does The Priest mark the first onscreen collaboration between Mammootty and Manju Warrier, it is said that it’s the first time Mammootty’s playing the role of a priest in his four decade long acting career.

The teaser hints that Fr Benedict will be neck deep investigating three suicides that are shrouded in mystery. Not much is revealed about Manju Warrier’s or the rest of the cast’s roles though. Nikhila Vimal, Saniya Iyappan and Baby Monica have pivotal roles in the film. The movie, produced by B Unnikrishnan and Anto Joseph, is scripted by Deepu Pradeep and Shyam Menon. Music is by Rahul Raj.

Meanwhile the makers of Marakkar – Arabikkadalinte Simham, in a tweet have announced the release date of the movie – May 13, 2021. Written and directed by Priyadarshan, the historical drama stars Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Suniel Shetty, Keerthy Suresh and Kalyani to name a few.

The Malayalam historical war film is set in the 16th century and chronicles the story of Kunjali Marakkar IV, a Malayali naval chieftain.

Mohanlal, who plays the titular role in the film, took to Twitter to announce the release date of the movie. "#MarakkarLionoftheArabianSea releasing Worldwide on May 13, 2021," Mohanlal tweeted. This will be Mohanlal's second release of the year, after thriller Drishyam 2, which premiered on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on February 1.

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