Mammootty’s horror-suspense drama, The Priest, is all set to make its way on Amazon Prime on the 14th of April. So if haven’t had the chance to watch it at the theatres, fret not. A Prime membership will give you access to watch the mysterious adventures of Fr Carmen Benedict (played by Mammootty) as he tries to solve paranormal activities.
Directed by debutant director Jofin T Chacko, The Priest follows the story of a priest with extraordinary skills to solve inexplicable cases. Speaking about the character, Mammootty shared, “I am essaying the character of a priest who, like detectives tries to solve different cases coming his way through his extraordinary skills.”
When it made its theatrical debut a few weeks back, people had mixed reviews to bring to the table.
On working with Mammootty and Manju Warrier, Jofin shared, “Mammootty was my first choice for Father Benedict’s character in the film and he proved that there couldn’t have been a better choice than him. It is a dream come true moment for any filmmaker to work with such versatile stars like Mammootty and Manju Warrier on a debut project. I feel fortunate to get the two of the most loved South stars together on the screen. Now after its successful theatrical release, I can’t wait enough for its digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video, which will help movie lovers across 240 countries and territories to watch the film.”
While the movie was entertaining (in parts), it lacked the ‘oomph’ we were all looking for owing to its flawed storytelling. There are many reviews that speak of it too. Having said that, we think you should give it a watch, and be your own judge.
So, save the date – April 14th, only on Amazon Prime!