Mohanlal and director Jeethu Joseph had teamed up earlier for the hit franchise “Drishyam”.
The trailer for actor Mohanlal’s next film 12th man was unveiled on May 3. Following the massive success of the Drishyam franchise, director Jeethu Joseph and Mohanlal teamed up to 12th Man. The trailer begins with eleven friends who met during their college days, catching up at some sort of reunion. They decide to go on a trip. It is during their stay that they are introduced to the character of Mohanlal, who does not appear to be related to the group but mentions that he would like to join as the 12th man.
In the next scene, we see how someone falling at the vantage point invokes suspicion. Near the end of the trailer, the audience hears the dialogue: “Everyone has two secrets. One, you like to hide and two, you dare not reveal. The teaser for the film, released on April 27, featured the line, “Everyone has three lives. A public life, a private life and a secret life. The trailer sets the tone for a captivating thriller.
The cast includes actors Mohanlal, Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Shivada, Anu Sithara, Anusree, Priyanka Nair, Anu Mohan, Rahul Madhav, Leona Lishoy, Chandunath, and Aditi Ravi. It is financed by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. 12th man is preparing for a direct Over-the-top (OTT) release on the Disney Plus Hotstar streaming platform. The film has a screenplay by KR Krishnakumar, while Satheesh Kurup is on board as cinematographer for the project. Anil Johnson was hired as a music composer. 12th Man was published by Vinayak.
The critically acclaimed Malayalam film Drishyam had huge box office success and was also remade in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Drishyam 2, Following Drishyam, released on the Amazon Prime Video OTT platform last year.
Watch the trailer below.