Yes, we are talking about the two biggies – Anjali Menon’s Bangalore Days coming out this Friday on the 30th and Srinath Rajendran’s Koothara, now known for its extended villainous cameo by Mohanlal, which will hit the big screens this Saturday, the 31st!
Bangalore Days will screen outside Kerala with English subtitles, so that’s a cue for you non Malayali fans – get your tickets before they’re all gone! And this one is sure to have a tremendous opening day as just the Youtube trailer has got over 800,000 views. The promotional team of the star studded flick which focused on interactive tactics through the social media sure did their job right and the array of popular stars in the film including Dulquer Salman, Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Nithya Menon, Isha Talwar and Parvathy Menon did their part in hyping up the big day too.
Koothara team went a different way and focused their promotion on Mohanlal’s unique look and role in the film which stars Bharath, Sunny Wayne, Tovino Thomas, Bhavana and others, has found its excited fans who are waiting for the release too. We’ll have to wait and see how this one does in direct competition with Bangalore Days.
The underdog of the day is M B Padmakumar’s My Life Partner which stars Ameer Niyaz, Sudev Nair and Anusree Nair, and tells the story of the deep, emotional attachment between two men mixed in with events and characters that give the plot drama, romance and thrills. The movie marketed and hyped as the first movie in Malayalam that deals with or at least talks about the ‘forbidden’ social and human issue that is homosexuality, is a bold creation at first glance from debutant director Padmakumar. Let’s hope it finds its audience too and not get squashed under the wars of the big brand giants like Bangalore Days and Koothara.
This fresh venture comes out on this Friday (May 30) too!
So that’s it folks, clear your weekend and get ready for some popcorn and some good old fashioned movie magic!