Oppam broke all records, and had the biggest collection for Onam release. Did you know that before Oppam the duo of Priyadarshan and Mohanlal had announced a big budget project? Fans were wondering what had happened to that film. Well apparently it got cancelled. The shoot was supposedly to take place in Russia. The film was expected to be made under a budget of 28 Crores. Aparna Gopinath was roped in to do the female lead in the film.
Reportedly, Priyadarshan got to hear the story of Oppam during the pre-production work of the big budget film. But then Oppam was decided to be done first. The climatic conditions in Russia were also too hectic for the crew. It was a big budget thriller, The makers were planning to release the film in Malayalam, Russian, Turkish etc. but unfortunately we will never get to see it. Mohanlal and Priyadarshan had an issue of clash of dates, that also was a reason for the cancellation.