Mammootty, the megastar is all set to play the CBI officer Sethurama Iyer in the upcoming fifth installment of CBI Series. In a recent interview, CBI 5 writer SN Swamy opened up about his special bond with the megastar. Interestingly, the veteran writer revealed that Mammootty is the only actor, who is free to give him suggestions.
According to SN Swamy, he is not someone who encourages his lead actors to interfere in his scripts. The writer strongly feels that changing a film's script to just satisfy its lead actor's ego is totally wrong. But, he has given Mammootty the complete freedom to interfere in his scripts, as he gives great inputs to the screenplay and the roles he plays.
To the uninitiated, it was Mammootty who suggested making the central character of CBI Series a soft-spoken Tamil brahmin, as he felt that such a character is very new to the Malayalam cinema of the 1980s. The megastar himself decided the get-up and mannerisms of Sethurama Iyer, including the kumkum in the forehead, formal outfits, and walking style.
CBI 5, which is directed by the senior filmmaker K Madhu, is expected to start rolling as Mammootty's first project post lockdown. The movie will feature the senior actors Mukesh and Saikumar once again in the roles of CBI officer Chacko and DySP Sathya Das, respectively. Renji Panicker, the actor-writer is said to be the new addition to the star cast.
The makers are yet to finalise the rest of the star cast of the project, which is bankrolled by the prestigious banner Swargachitra. Jakes Bejoy, the popular musician will compose the music for the project. The iconic CBI theme music, which is composed by the veteran musician Shyam, will be retained in the movie. However, CBI 5 will not have any songs, much like the first four installments in the series.