A priest and a police officer are trying to solve a set of mysterious suicides. As their investigation closes in, they discover another crime with even farther-reaching consequences.

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Jofin T. Chacko

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Jofin T. Chacko (story), Shyam Menon (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mammootty ... Fr. Carmen Benedict
Nikhila Vimal ... Jessie Cherian
Manju Warrier ... Susan
Monica Monica ... Ameya Gabriel
Venkitesh V.P. ... Siddharth
Sivadas Kannur ... DySP Shekar
Saniya Iyappan ... Diya Alex Alatt
T.G. Ravi ... Dr. Mathews
Shivaji Guruvayoor ... School Principal
Ramesh Pisharody ... Dr. Sanjay
Jagadish ... Adv. Sadasivam K.A.
Ameya Mathew ... Annie (as Ameya)
Meera Nair Meera Nair ... Elizabeth Alatt
Lishoy ... Alex Alatt
Dinesh Panicker ... Francis John

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A priest and a police officer are trying to solve a set of mysterious suicides. As their investigation closes in, they discover another crime with even farther-reaching consequences.

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Jessie Cherian: What is happening here Father? I don't understand anything.
Fr. Carmen Benedict: There are many things in this world that humans cannot understand, Jessie.
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Neelaambale
Written by Hari Narayanan
Produced by Rahul Raj
Performed by Sujatha
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Mammootty's brilliant performance let down by poor writing, Manju Warrier under-utilised
12 March 2021 | by nidhunmoviebuffSee all my reviews

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With Mammooty essaying the role of a priest-turned-investigator, 'The Priest' had immense potential to offer something never before seen in Malayalam cinema.

But shoddy writing and a storyline full of cliches make it just an average experience, held together by the superb performances of Mammootty and Baby Monica (the daughter from Kaithi).

Except for a small additional twist in the climax, every other turn in the thriller can be predicted a mile away, especially for audiences familiar with top-draw Hollywood thrillers.

Exceptional sound design, background music and camera work manage to generate some chills if experienced in theatres.

The debutante director deserves praise for these elements as well as the fine detailing done in constructing Mammootty's lead character of Father Carmen Benedict, who dominates every scene with elan.

Manju Warrier is criminally under-utilised while Nikhila Vimal and Saniya Iyappan are adequate in their roles.

Set your expectations right and the film is a passable theatre experience.


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Malayalam

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11 March 2021 (India) See more »

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INR110,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,855
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