Ahead of ‘Turbo’ release, Mammootty explains why Malayalam film industry is delivering many hits

Mollywood superstar Mammootty, who is gearing up for the release of his action drama Turbo spoke about Mollywood delivering several hit films in recent times.

The actor, during a promotion event of Turbo in Dubai, said good movies are crafted and produced only when there are good audience.

The actor claimed that it is the audience who are controlling cinema and observed that only when the audience change, movies change.

Mammootty pointed out that there will be good movies when the audience decides to not watch badly made movies and choose to promote films that are good.

The actor’s response came when he was asked if the recent success of Malayalam movies suggests that the taste of the audience is evolving or if the movies themselves are changing.

Several Malayalam movies in recent times, including Premalu, Manjummel Boys, Aavesham, Aadujeevitham and Bramayugam, have managed to win appreciation from audiences across India and high praise from critics.

“Only because our people encourage good cinema and come to watch them, good movies come up in Mollywood. Look at other languages; films there become flops as they are unable to understand the audience. It is the audience that controls cinema, totally,” Mammootty said.

Turbo, directed by Vysakh, and starring Kannada actor Raj B. Shetty, and Telugu actor Sunil along with Siddique, Bindu Panicker, Anjana Jayaprakash, Janardhanan, Siddique and Shabareesh Varma in the lead, hits theatres on May 23. The movie is expected to be an out-and-out action entertainer.