The teaser of Mammooty’s upcoming film, The Great Father has made history. Written and directed by debutant Haneef Adeni, the film has been produced by August Cinema – a joint production of Malayalam actor Prithviraj, director Santhosh Sivan, Tamil actor Arya and producer Shaji Nadeshan. The Great Father also marks the third Malayalam outing of Arya after Urumi and Double Barrel.
The 29-second long teaser opens with a police officer telling Mammootty that he doesn’t look like a guy who smokes. And to make the question’s answer more interesting, in the very next scene we see him walking out of a building in slow motion while smoking cigarette with an attitude. The teaser ends with an explosion in the building but fails to grab any attention from Mammootty. Overall, the Malayalam actor nailed it with his screen presence and attitude in this smart intro teaser.
The intro-teaser, which had released online on Friday went on to become the fastest Indian film teaser to cross 6 Million views on Facebook. Interestingly, the teaser shattered the record set by the 2016 Aamir Khan blockbuster Dangal to do so. It’s a remarkable feat considering that The Great Father teaser took just 3 calendar days to set the unique record.
The Great Father will feature Mammootty in the titular role of David Nainan Vedippara, while Arya will be seen in the role of Andrews Eapen Umbakkal – a character with shades of grey. The film also stars Sneha, Baby Anikha of Bhaskar The Rascal fame, Shaam, Mia George, Malavika Mohanan, Manikandan Achari and IM Vijayan.