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Ittymaani (Made in China)

Mollywood has a number of Onam releases lined up for the week

By Natalia Ahmed

Published: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 9:36 AM

The Keralite film industry has always been booming, from the early 1970s to the present day. Malayalam films are generally seen as progressive and forward-thinking, with many winning awards at international film festivals. South Indian cinema has become a global contender, and is often at par with Bollywood films.

This Onam, gear yourself for a number of exciting releases in the theatres. Onam is a special time for Keralites across the globe, resulting in many celebrations, feasts, games, dances, and more. Keralites abroad can take part in Onam festivities as well, especially through cinema. The week-long festivities ensure you have ample time to enjoy quality cinema and spend time with friends and family.

One exciting release is Ittymaani: Made in China, starring Mohanlal, who plays two roles - the father and the son. The movie is a comedy, and revolves around Manikkunnel Ittymaani, the son of a prominent martial arts instructor. The film is light-hearted and features the son getting into (and then out of) trouble.

The film also stars KPAC Lalitha, who plays the mother figure, and veteran actor Radikaa Sarathkumar, sharing the screen with Mohanlal after 34 years. The movie is set to release on September 6, the weekend before Onam.

Another upcoming Onam release is Love, Action, Drama, a Malayalam romantic-drama film starring Nivin Pauly and Nayanthara. Fans are awaiting this release as it marks Nayanthara's return to the big screen after a three-year hiatus. The teaser hinted at the relationship between the two characters, Dineshan and Shobha, and their budding relationship. Aju Varghese returns to Nivin Pauly's side once more to play the loyal sidekick, and the film is packed with songs, dances, and deep moments - a regular for any masala film. The release date is September 13, the last day of Onam.

Brother's Day, directed by Kalabhavan Shajohn, will feature four women leads; Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prayaga Rose Martin, Aima Rosmy Sebastian and Miya George. The film is set to be a commercial hit, with Prithviraj Sukumaran playing the male lead. Set to release on September 6, audiences are excited to have a film-packed weekend.

Finals, an upcoming sports-drama is set to release this Friday as well. The film revolves around the journey of a competitive cyclist working for the 2020 Olympics, starring Rajisha Vijayan as Alice, the protagonist. Directed and written by PR Arun, the film is set to be another blockbuster. Suraj Venjaramoodu plays the role of the father. In an effort to fit the role, Rajisha is said to have trained with a national-level coach to make sure she is perfect for the part.

Onam is celebrated in a number of ways, including through feasts, competitions, dances, and more. The entire week is spent in celebrations and festivities, with family and friends reuniting during the week to share their experiences. Movies, too, share the stage with other festivities, with Malayalam films planning Onam releases to attract movie-going audiences.

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