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Kaniha to share screen-space with Mammootty again!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 • Malayalam Comments
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After Megastar Mammootty tested positive for COVID-19 from the sets of his much-awaited movie 'CBI5', the movie's shoot was temporarily canceled and only recently the team had resumed the filming. While we know that the movie will also feature Mukesh, Jagathy Sreekumar, Renji Panicker, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Ramesh Pisharody, Asha Sharath and Sai Kumar in important roles, now the latest addition to the cast is the gorgeous Kaniha. Taking to her social media handle, the actress herself announced the news by sharing a picture with the movie's director K Madhu. “So happy to be working with the legendary K Madhu sir and SN Swamy. It's such a pleasure to have joined the ‘CBI 5’ team. Can’t wait to share the screen with my favorite actors again. 2022 I’m already loving you," wrote Kaniha on her Instagram page. Mammootty and Kaniha had earlier teamed up for films such as Pazhassiraja, Bavuttyude Naamathil, Cobra, Drona and Abrahaminte Santhathikal.

The movie's script is penned by SN Swamy who had revealed that the ‘CBI’ film will revolve around ‘basket killing’. The first CBI film, 'Oru CBI Diary Kurippu', was released in 1988 and it was immediately followed by a sequel, 'Jagratha', in 1989. Mammootty's lead character Sethurama Iyer, a brilliant investigative officer, is one of his career-best characters. As both the movies were super hits, the makers, after a gap of 15 years, did the third part of the movie, 'Sethurama Iyer CBI' in 2004, and a fourth part, 'Nerariyan CBI', in 2005. However, the third and fourth were an average hit at the box-office. All the four films were helmed by K Madhu and scripted by SN Swamy, who promises that the fifth installment will be one of the best ever thrillers that Malayalam cinema has produced to date. It is said that the movie will have new-age elements in it, however, Mammootty's character styling, mannerism, etc will remain the same in this final installment. Akhil George will helm the cinematography of ‘CBI 5’ and Jakes Bejoy will handle the music department.

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