Onam special: Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus, Sringara Velan, Ezhamathe Varavu and KQ release this week

Onam releases are always eagerly awaited by Malayalam audiences. It’s also something the leading stars vie for. Here’s what’s hitting the Mollywood screens for the festival this year

Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus : This one should please all Mammootty fans. The movie is directed by Marthandan Gopalan Nair, and written by Benny P Nayarambalam. In the movie, Mammootty plays the title role of Cleetus, a theatre artiste. Honey Rose, Aju Varghese, Rejith Menon, Sanam Shetty, Siddique, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Thesni Khan, Smitha Samuel, Mini Arun are also part of the cast.

Sringara Velan: This Dileep-starrer is a comedy and sure to bring on the smiles this Onam. Directed by Jose Thomas and written by Sibi K Thomas and Udaya Krishna, Sringara Velan also features Shajon, Vedhika and Baburaj in key roles.

Ezhamathe Varavu: This is possibly the most-awaited movie this festive season. Directed by the acclaimed Hariharan and written by M T Vasudevan Nair, it stars Indrajith, Bhavana and Vineeth in the lead roles. The Hariharan-Vasudevan Nair duo is known for quality cinema and this is their next film after Pazhassi Raja in 2009. No wonder then that expectations are running high.

KQ: Written and directed by Baiju Johnson, KQ has music by Stephen Devassy. Baiju Ezhupunna, Vetri, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Salim Kumar and others feature in the cast.