Malayalam Movie ‘Masterpiece’ released in 2017 with Mammootty in the lead role has become the first Malayalam movie to be dubbed in Russian. The film’s director Ajai Vasudev shared the message on social media. The 2017 crime thriller also stars Unni Mukundan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Lena, Gokul Suresh and Mukesh, among others.
The movie is set in Travancore college in Kerala, where two student groups named Real Fighters and Royal Warriors always quarrel over various issues. A danseuse Vedika is introduced to the college and the groups war over who will win her love.
Malayalam films were beginning to gain an entry into foreign markets in a big way, being released abroad at almost at the same time as it premiered in the state. And now it has gone a step further with Masterpiece being dubbed in Russian. Produced under the banner of Royal Cinemas owned by CH Muhammed, the makers have signed a deal with Four Season Creations for the Russian version.
Ajai Vasudev has done four films – Rajadhiraja, Masterpiece, Shylock and Kuberan – with Mammootty. Kuberan is set for release after the lockdown.