Updated January 5th, 2024 at 09:37 IST
Malaikottai Vaaliban: Mohanlal starrer to have a longer runtime in Malayalam
Malaikottai Vaaliban starring Mohanlal with be censored soon by the CBFC board. The film's Malayalan version to have a longer runtime as compared to others.
Malaikottai Vaaliban, the highly anticipated film starring Mohanlal, is now preparing for its theatrical release. The film, touted to be a period fantasy drama, marks the Malayalam actor's first onscreen collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery. According to the most recent reports, Malaikottai Vaaliban will complete its censor board formalities by the end of this weekend. Interestingly, the other language versions of Mohanlal's film are said to be shorter in length than the Malayalam version.
Malaikottai Vaaliban to have a longer running time?
If the latest reports are to be believed, director Lijo and his team have made a unique choice regarding the film's runtime. The Hindi version of the movie reportedly has a run time of 2 hours and 7 minutes. Meanwhile, the Malayalam version, which has been submitted to the CBFC board, has a runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes. The recent updates on the extra 25 minute running time of Malaikottai Vaaliban's Malayalam version have piqued the interest of both moviegoers and Mohanlal fans.
What did Mohanlal say about his film Malaikottai Vaaliban?
The teaser of Mohanlal's upcoming period drama Malaikottai Vaaliban was unveiled in December 2023. The film is scripted by P S Rafeeque, who has earlier worked with Lijo in movies like Nayakan and Amen.
"The captain of the ship, Lijo has created a grand spectacle, a glimpse of which the audience will be able to see in this teaser," Mohanlal said. Lijo Jose Pellissery said: "For me, the process of finalising a theme doesn't originate from the pressure to create the next big hit; it's a natural progression."
"The basic idea of Malaikottai Vaaliban began germinating within me a couple of years ago and then metamorphosed into a comprehensive plot. A writer like Rafeeq expanded that world, and it was only then that we realised Lalettan (Mohanlal) was the perfect fit for that role," he added.
Meanwhile, Malaikottai Vaaliban will grace the screens on January 25, 2024.
(With inputs from IANS)
Published January 5th, 2024 at 08:43 IST