Today, a couple of heavy-weights face off at the box office!
First, the much-anticipated (by me, anyway) Ranjith film Spirit, starring Mohanlal as a journalist whose personal and professional life is affected by his relationship with the titular spirit. There were three trailers for the film, and it's worth looking at all of them -- you can see Ranjith's sensitivity and sense of humour at work here:
And if a new film from Ranjith wasn't enough this week, there's also Bachelor Party, from director Amal Neerad (of the most excellent Anwar). Asif Ali! Indrajith! Rahman! Kalabhavan Mani! Vinayakan! Nithya Menen! John Vijay! Ashish Vidyarthi! Padmapriya! Ramya Nambessan! Jinju Joseph! LENA! Sunil Sukhada! Prithviraj! As the film's Wikipedia page states: "This movie has the potential to have a cult status in malayalam film industry."
Overshadowed a little bit by these two mammoth releases are a couple of films -- first, Kalikalam from director Reji Nair:
And, from director Syed Usman, there's Silent Valley: