In 2016, he featured in four films - Thoppil Joppan, White, Kasaba and Puthiya Niyamam.
Kasaba, in which Mammootty played the role of a rowdy police officer, was criticised for its misogynistic dialogues and several controversial scenes. Few days after its release, actress Parvathy tweeted about the film's poor portrayal of women characters, for which she was trolled and threatened by Mammootty's fans. The film also tanked at the box office.
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