The recently released teaser of megastar Mammootty-starrer Masterpiece has turned out to be a massive hit crossing a record number of more than 2 million viewers on YouTube so far. The video continues to be among the ten most trending YouTube videos in India.
With the teaser setting the record, the movie pundits are placing high stakes on its prospects at the box office.
This year, Mammootty’s Great father and Dileep’s Ramaleela had topped the box office numbers. While Mohanlal had dominated the scene in 2016 with his Pulimurugan registering a record breaking collection at the box office.
In Masterpiece, Mammootty will be seen as an English professor with roguish traits. The movie has been mainly shot in Fathima College, Kollam.
Release on December 21
Masterpiece is the second outing of young director Ajai Vasudev after Rajadhiraja. Uday Krishna has penned the script of the movie which features an impressive star cast. Mukesh, Unni Mukundan, Kalabhavan Shajon, Gokul Suresh, Maqbool Salman, Divya Darshan, Poonam Bajwa, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Janardhanan, Vijayakumar, Nandu, Santosh Pandit, Pashanam Shaji among others play pivotal roles.
Vinod Illampally wields the camera for Masterpiece, which being produced by C H Muhammed under the banner of Royal Cinemas. The movie will be distributed by UK Studios owned by Uday Krishna. It is reported that the mega ‘mass’ movie will be released at around 250 theaters in Kerala on December 21.