Director Ram’s upcoming film Peranbu, starring Mammootty, has finally got a release date. The director on Monday confirmed that the movie will hit the screens worldwide on February 1.

Peranbu has caught the attention of cinema lovers worldwide since its international debut at the Rotterdam film festival last year. In fact, it was the main reason why the theatrical release of the film was delayed for so long. “The regular shooting of the film was started in January 2016. It has been three years of wait,” tells a source close to the director.

The filmmakers were advised to have the world premiere of Peranbu at Rotterdam festival, which is one of the most prestigious film fests in the world. “We had to wait for about eight months for that to happen,” the source added. The wait, however, paid off. Peranbu was ranked among top 20 films by the audience at the festival, which saw about the screening of 140 films from across the world

Peranbu will have its theatrical premiere on January 31 in Dubai. The filmmakers have plans to show the film to the media in Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the same day.