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Oppam: Priyadasrhan and Mohanlal are back with an unusual, intriguing thriller

Sree Prasad Nair | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:48 IST

The trailer of the much-awaited Malayalam film, Oppam, starring Mohanlal, is out!

The film, directed by Priyadarshan and written by Govind Vijayan, is bankrolled by Mohanlal's friend Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The production house also backed the hugely-successful Drishyam.

The one-minute, forty six-second trailer begins on a happy note by introducing the lead character of Jayaraman, a visually-impaired person. The trailer opens with a few shots of Mohanlal's Jayaraman bonding with Meenakshi - the Kerala State award-winning child actor who shot to fame with the 2015 Malayalam film Amar Akbar Antony.

Oppam is the tale of a visually impaired man who becomes unwittingly entangled in a murder mystery. The trailer was edited by Premam director, Alphonse Puthren.

The trailer of Oppam suggests that the outing is a whole new genre from the hit director-actor duo of Priyadarshan and Mohanlal. The music of Oppam has been composed by four debutant music directors referred by the name 4 Musics.

The film also marks the Malayalam cinema comeback of popular actress Vimala Raman after a gap of eight years. The actress was last seen in the 2008 film College Kumaran, which also starred Mohanlal.

Oppam will see the Malayalam debut of model-turned-Bollywood actress Devshi Khanduri. The film also stars an ensemble star cast including Tamil actor Samuthirakani, Anusree, Nedumudi Venu, Renji Panicker, Chemban Vinod Jose, Aju Varghese and Sona Heiden.

Director Priyadarshan will be looking for a hit with Oppam as his previous two films - Geethaanjali and Aamayum Muyalum - were disasters at the Box Office.

The film is scheduled to hit the screens this September to coincide with Onam 2016.

First published: 23 July 2016, 1:52 IST