Onam Box Office War 2017: Five big movies to compete

With just a few days left for Onam season, one of the best season for Malayalam cinema, five movies are ready for release. Interestingly, this season will witness the epic battle between Mammukka and Lalettan, the pillars of Mollywood at the box-office. Actors like Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan too are ready with their dream projects. It is worthwhile to mention that, among these movies, three are helmed by new comers.

1. Velipadinte Pusthakam

Onam Box Office War 2017: Five big movies to compete - Velipadinte Pusthakam

Everyone has high hopes on Velipadinte Pusthakam as it is the first movie from Mohanlal and Lal Jose, one of the most anticipated combos ever. Mohanlal essays Michael Idikkula, a college vice principal in the movie. Reportedly, he will sport three different looks in it. Velipadinte Pusthakam, written by Benny P. Nayarambalam, also features Reshma Rajan, Anoop Menon, Arun Kurian, Salim Kumar, Siddique, Jude Anthany Joseph, Vijay Babu, Priyanka Nair, Sneha Unnikrishnan, Sarath Kumar among others.

Release Date: August 31

2. Pullikkaran Staraa

Onam Box Office War 2017: Five big movies to compete - Pullikkaran Staraa

From the posters and the song released so far, Pullikkaran Staraa, scripted by Ratheesh Ravi and directed by 7th Day fame Shyam Dhar, looks like a charming feel good movie. Mammukka plays Rajakumaran, a teacher’s trainer who hails from Rajakumari, Idukki. It has Asha Sarath and Nee-Na fame Deepti Sati as female leads. Star cast of the movie includes Innocent, Hareesh Perumanna, Alencier Ley, Dileesh Pothan and Sohan Seenulal.

Release Date: September 1

3. Adam Joan

Onam Box Office War 2017: Five big movies to compete - Adam Joan

The teaser of Prithviraj’s Adam Joan was released recently and it promises the audience a spine-chilling thriller with some extraordinary visuals. Prithviraj plays a Kottayam based planter in the movie, written and helmed by scenarist turned director Jinu V Abraham.The movie features Mishti Chakraborty, Bhavana,  Narain, Rahul Madhav, Siddique, Maniyanpilla Raju, Jaya Menon and Baby Abida Hussain in pivotal roles.

Release Date: August 31

4. Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela

Onam Box Office War 2017: Five big movies to compete - Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela

Sensational actor Nivin Pauly’s Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela, directed and co-written by Sakhavu actor Althaf Salim, is a movie mainly targeting family audiences. Posters of the movie, which were released recently ensures that it would be a cool comedy family entertainer. It has ensemble star cast comprising of Ahaana Krishnakumar, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Lal, Krishna Shankar, Sharafudheen, Siju Wilson, Dileesh Pothen and Saiju Kurup.

Release Date: September 1

5. Parava

Onam Box Office War 2017: Five big movies to compete - Parava

When talented artist Soubin Shahir is donning director’s cap for the first time, expectations are, obviously, sky-high, as he has a lot of cinema experience as an assistant director. Interestingly, four star kids, Dulquer Salmaan, Shane Nigam, Zinil Zainudeen and Arjun Ashokan are playing lead roles in the movie. Parava, co-written by the director himself along with Muneer Ali, also features Jacob Gregory, Siddique, Indrans, Srinda Arhaan, among others.

Release Date: September 14

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