Ali Imran CBI became Sethurama Iyer CBI because of Mammootty!
As Director K Madhu prepares to make the fifth film in the 'CBI Diary Kurippu’ series, he has shared one interesting fact behind the scenes of one of the best-ever investigative thrillers of Malayalam.
Talking to media in Dubai, Madhu said "the movie was realized with the support of actor Mammootty. In the first movie of the series, the script writer S N Swamy actually named the detective as ‘Ali Imran’.
Later, Mammootty changed the character’s name to Sethurama Iyer. Holding hands behind back is a noted body language of the character, which also was a contribution of Mammootty. The character of Ali Imran was later played by Mohan Lal in the film ‘Moonnam Mura’, said Madhu.
He added that he hopes that the audience would accept the fifth movie in the series just as they did with the previous ones, and that he is planning to make a big budget historical movie.