12th Man is an upcoming mystery thriller Malayalam film directed by Jeethu Joseph, produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the Aashirvad Cinemas banner with its screenplay by K. R. Krishna Kumar. The film boasts a star-studded cast that consists of Mohanlal, Unni Mukundan, Sshivada, Anusree, Anu Sithara, Saiju Kurup, Rahul Madhav, Aditi Ravi, Priyanka Nair, Anu Mohan, and Chandhunadh. Anil Johnson has been roped in to compose the original background score for the movie, Satheesh Kurup as the director of photography, V.S. Vinayak as the editor, and Sunithy Antony as the film's executive producer. The film is now scheduled to release on Disney+ Hotstar.

This highly awaited mystery thriller marks the second time the actor-director-producer trio is collaborating after their 2021 crime drama thriller Drishyam 2, a sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam. The makers just recently dropped the film's teaser and it is more than captivating. Since the film is getting an OTT release, its release platform, DisneyPlus Hotstar Malayalam, took to its official Twitter handle and shared the teaser video along with a caption that read, "12th Man Teaser | Mohanlal, Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Anusree, Anu Sithara | DisneyPlus Hotstar Time’s up. Let’s blow the final whistle. Presenting the teaser of 12th Man. Coming soon on #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex. #12thManOnHotstar #DisneyPlusHotstarMalayalam"

The teaser gives us a glimpse of the celebration happening in a courtyard of an apartment complex. There are smiles everywhere during the party, however, when we get a glimpse of the same venue after the party. The whole setup is drenched in rain this time and something unexpected has taken place. Not too much is given away in the teaser and the director has taken the smart decision to give the right amount of hints to hook the audience. The teaser also says, “Everyone has three lives. A public life, a private life, and a secret life”. Mohanlal too appears in the teaser and says, “It's time to blow the final whistle.”