Mammootty and Mohanlal clash at the box office on Christmas

The two Big M’s of Malayalam film industry, Mammootty and Mohanlal, are set to battle it out at the box office yet again this Christmas as their films hit the screens on the same day

It is now official that Mammootty’s Venicile Vyapari and Mohanlal’s Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum will be releasing on December 16. Mammootty’s Venicile Vyapari was initially scheduled to release on December 23 supposedly giving ample time for Arabiyum… to prove its mettle on 80 screens where it’s slated to release. But now, the makers of Venicile Vyapari have revealed that the movie will hit the screens on December 16 only. Producer Madhavan Nair said Venicile Vyapari directed by Shafi, will also release in nearly 80-screens. The film will take on the formidable Mohanlal-Priyadarshan team’s Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum. The Lal-Priyan duo has delivered many hits before. Mohanlal will have Mukesh for company in Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum which clearly adds a certain edge to the movie. But will it affect the box office reports, only time will tell!