Amazon Prime Video today announced the exclusive digital premiere of the recently released horror-thriller malayalam drama, The priest. The film widely regarded for its thrills and stellar performances is slated to premiere on the service on April 14, 2021. Starring superstar Mammootty in the lead, the film centers on the life of a priest with extraordinary skills and his mysterious cold business solving journey. The film is directed by first director Jofin T Chacko and marks his first collaboration with Mammootty and Manju Warrier. Jointly produced by Anto Joseph, Unnikrishnan B and VN Babu under their Anto Joseph Film Company and RD Illuminations banner, the film also stars Nikhila Vimal, Sreenath Bhasi, Saniya Iyappan and Jagadish in other leading roles.
Regarding his first project and his first collaboration with Amazon Prime Video, Jofin T Chacko said, “Mammootty was my first choice for the character of Father Benedict in the film and he proved that there was no better choice than him. It’s a dream come true for any filmmaker to work with stars as versatile as Mammootty and Manju Warrier on a first project. I feel lucky to bring together the two of the most beloved southern stars on screen. Now, after its successful theatrical release, I can’t wait long enough for its digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video, which will help moviegoers in 240 countries and territories watch the film. “
Speaking about his character in the movie, lead actor Mammootty shared, “I’m always looking for different roles than I’ve played previously. When I first read the script for The Priest, I was sure i had to! this movie i try out the character of a priest who, like detectives, tries to solve different cases that come up with his amazing skills. thrilled to have the world premiere of the movie on amazon Prime Video, audiences around the world can now enjoy the film. “
Speaking of his camaraderie with Mammootty, Manju Warrier shared, “This role opposite Mammootty Sir was a dream come true for me, working with him for the very first time was an exhilarating experience. I was nervous at first, but he put me at ease, and looking back, I’m glad I got to be a part of this movie. There is so much to learn from Mammootty Sir, I think it naturally improves your performance working with such brilliant co-actors. I am thrilled and can’t wait to see the movie premiere on Amazon Prime Video for global audiences. “
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