Malayalam Mega Star Mammootty’s ‘Masterpiece’ releases today worldwide and going by the response on the first day of release, the film seems to have received an overwhelming response. Directed by Ajai Vasudev, ‘Masterpiece’ also stars Mammootty, Unni Mukundan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Poonam Bajwa, Maqbool Salmaan, Gokul Suresh, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Santhosh Pandit, Anjali Nair, and Mahima Nambiar in important roles. The screenplay of the film is handled by Udaykrishna and Sibi Thomas while the cinematography is handles by Vinod Illampally. When the trailer of Masterpiece was released by the makers, it gave a glimpse of what the story of the would be about and the kind of role Mammootty would be seen playing in the film. Playing a professor in the film, Mammootty looks fitter and suave in the look he portrays in the film.
The first shows of ‘Masterpiece’ started from as early as 5 AM today and right from those shows, the film has been getting an overwhelming response from fans and Malayalam movie-buffs. Social media is stormed with messages about the film and shouts of positive feedback from fans and critics about the film. Fans of the Mega Star of Malayalam cinema seem to be loving ‘Masterpiece’ and the new look sported by Mammootty in the film. Masterpiece will have Mammootty play the role of an urbane professor and will be seen in a look which he has never sported before. And going by the posts on social media, looks like Mammootty’s ‘Masterpiece’ is headed to become another hit film in the career of the Mega Star.
#Masterpiece – A terrific second half 👌👌 @mammukka is extravagant👍 Career Best performance from Unni Mukundan! Direction is another positive as he was able to make people engaged throughout👍👍 Time to CELEBRATE for @mammukka fans @KeralaBO1 @MegastarAddicts @rameshlaus
— Friday Matinee (@VRFridayMatinee) December 21, 2017
— Malayalam box office (@malyalammovieBO) December 21, 2017
Abv Avg First Half
Good Sec Half
Last 25 mins 👏👏
Stunts 👌👌@mammukka 😗😗 Swag
Detailed review Shortly
— Forum Reelz (@Forum_Reelz) December 21, 2017
— Forum Reelz (@Forum_Reelz) December 21, 2017
#Masterpiece – Watchable flick filled with Powerpacked Action & Some stylish scenes of Megastar !
Ajai Vasudev’s best for sure 👍
— FAN (@ArjunAnandE) December 21, 2017
Mammootty will also be seen in a film on ‘Kunjari Marakkar’ with the same title which will be directed by Santosh Sivan. Santosh Sivan had recently announced that the film will go on floors soon and they are looking to release it in 2018. Confirming this news, Santosh Sivan had posted the title poster of the film ‘Kunjali Marakkar’ on Twitter. The script of the film is penned by TP Rajeevan and Shankar Ramakrishnan.
Mammootty will also be seen in the sequel of 2007 release Big B, which is titled Bilal. Directed by Amal Neerad, ‘Big B’ was said to be an adaptation of Hollywood film ‘Four Brothers’. Amal Neerad and Mammootty have now joined hands for a sequel to the film which is titled ‘Bilal’. Dulquer Salmaan, son of Mammootty, recently had shared the first look poster of the film which has Mammootty in an intense look and has raised the buzz around the film. ‘Bilal’ is slated to be released in 2018, as indicated in the poster. ‘Big B’ is one of the biggest hit films in the Malayalam film industry and changed the dynamics of the industry.
Actress Poonam Bajwa, who has worked with Malayalam Mega Star Mammootty in two films already – Venicile Vyapari and Shikari – will be seen alongside Mammootty for the third time in ‘Masterpiece’. Speaking about her experince of working on the film, Poona Bajwa had said,”I had a blast on the sets. I enjoyed working with Mammootty sir. But, what hooked me to Masterpiece is the role of a college lecturer. Rarely do such roles come to me. It is like a graduation, from student to teacher. It reminded me of my college days. It would feel so surreal acting like a teacher. But, in the end, it was such a great experience. This was something I was looking forward to when Ajay Vasudev narrated the script to me.”
Speaking about her affiliation with Kerala and Malayalam, Poonam says, “It is interesting. Whenever I am on the sets of a Malayalam movie, I can easily converse in Malayalam and interact with people. But, I seem to lose the skill once I go back. Kerala is close to me. If I get a few days free, my instant reaction is to hop on a flight and come to Munnar. So, I never feel alien here.”
Poonam has acted in all four South Indian languages after having made her debut in Telugu many years ago. Speaking about her experience as an actor, Poonam adds, “As an actor, I am greedy. If I get characters that I love to do, the language won’t stop me from taking it up. It is like an auto-pilot mode, I get adapted that easily.”