Mammootty kickstarted the year 2023 with his strong performance for the movie ‘Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam’ hit the big screens on January 19, 2023 after its first premier at the IFFK on December 12, 2022. It has been directed by the ace film director Lijo Jose Pellissery. The writing has been done by S. Hareesh based on the story penned by Lijo Jose, who has also served as a co-producer of the film.
The slice-of-life film with an adventurous backdrop has impressed the audience. Despite getting positive responses from all corners, the film, however, failed to make a huge impact at the box-office.
The film told the story of James whose character goes a dynamic shift to a Tamilian character named Sundaram. The movie offered a strong performance of Mammootty which was said to be the main highlight of the film along with LJP’s terrific direction.
According to recent updates, the movie will start streaming on a popular OTT platform from 23rd February onwards. The film is streaming in Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu on Netflix. The dialogues in the original version is a mix of both Malayalam and Tamil and that's why the makers have opted not to release a separate Tamil version on OTT.
Apart from Mammootty, the other stars were Ramya Pandian, Ashokan, Vipin Atlee, and Rajesh Sharma. Theni Eswar and Deepu S. Joseph serve as cinematographer and editor, respectively.