Mammootty’s 'CBI 5' to begin early next year

It has been long since reports about the fifth installment in CBI series started doing the rounds. Director K Madhu and scriptwriter SN Swamy have also confirmed the project and they have been waiting for Mammootty’s dates. We hear that the makers are planning to start shooting early next year after the star wraps up his prior commitments.

CBI series is easily the most popular franchise in Malayalam cinema history. The lead character Sethurama Iyer, a brilliant investigating officer who solves his cases using brain over brawn, is one of Mammootty’s most celebrated characters of all-time. Four installments of the series have been made and all the four films were helmed by K Madhu and scripted by SN Swamy.

Earlier this year, while speaking in an award show, scribe Swamy had said that the fifth installment in the series, which will also be the final part, will be one of the best ever thrillers that Malayalam cinema has produced till date. He is quoted saying, “I’m sure it will be a great experience for the audience. It’s the result of three years of my hardwork. Climax of the movie will redefine the way future thrillers are made in Malayalam. It will trigger the start of a new wave.”

Mammootty just recently wrapped up shooting for ‘Shylock’. He will next start working on ‘One’, a political film directed by Santosh Viswanath. The star’s much-awaited ‘Mamangam’ is also gearing up to hit screens next month.