Malayalam film Oppam is all set to become our biggest hit, said a visibly excited Priyadarshan as the film opened across the state on Thursday. Oppam is a crime thriller scripted and directed by Priyadarshan, based on a story by Govind Vijayan.
In a chat, the 59-year-old master storyteller said he is on his way to Kozhikode to be with Mohanlal, who plays the central character in the film.
“It seems this is going to be the biggest hit of ours. Lal is excited, so am I. He asked me to join him to celebrate the excellent reviews that have come on day one of the release. We have decided to do some promotion, as that’s the order of the day, soon after the film is released. So, I am rushing to Kozhikode to be with him,” said Priyadarshan.
The director, who has till date directed 91 films, said it is the first time in his career that he has made a crime thriller. The duo has in the past produced superhit movies like Vellanakalude Nadu, Kilukkam, Thenmavin Kombathu etc. but this magic failed to succeed in the recent past.
“The wait was worth it and we are elated,” added Priyadarshan.
Meanwhile superstar Rajinikanth watched Oppam at a special screening at his residence, a source said.
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“Rajini sir was eagerly looking forward to the release of Oppam. A special screening was organised at his home last night (Wednesday). He thoroughly enjoyed watching the film,” a source in the know said.
The screening happened on Wednesday.
Directed by Priyadarshan, Oppam hit the screens worldwide on Thursday.
In the film, Mohanlal plays a blind man who wrongly gets suspected for a murder.
Also starring Vimala Raman, Samuthirakani, Anusree and Nedumudi Venu, the film is produced by Aashirvad Cinemas.