Mammootty to Watch His Latest Film with Dubai Fans

DUBAI — National award-winning South Indian actor and Padma Shri honouree Mammootty put in an appearance on Thursday late afternoon at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) site, Madinat Jumeirah, where his latest Malayalam movie Kutty Shranku by filmmaker Shaji N. Karun will be screened.

By Davina Raisinghani

Published: Sat 12 Dec 2009, 12:52 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:28 AM

The 56-year-old seasoned actor remarked that he’s quite optimistic about the fate of this unreleased film that has been already shown at seven other festivals including ones in major Indian cities such as Mumbai and Goa.

“We have a lot of people interested in cinema from Kerala here in Dubai, so I think a big crowd will turn up at the screening. I haven’t had a chance to see the film yet myself, so I guess I’ll be watching it with the rest of the audience here,” said Mammootty.

The actor also commented on how he always finds it more comfortable to work in what he termed as “parallel and sensible cinema” rather than mainstream films.

“Kutty Shranku is about a boat driver in the 1950s whose story is revealed through the tales told by three women — they narrate their perceptionsof the events that took place in his life,” he said.

Mammootty, who famously commented on the lack of South Indian film representation at the IIFA awards 2007, is quite pleased with his film being selected for a DIFF showing.

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