Bilal’s script works progressing; Planning to start shooting next year: Amal Neerad
It has been a year since director Amal Neerad announced the sequel to Big B, the cult hit starring megastar Mammootty. Fans, cinephiles as well as the industry insiders were highly excited following the announcement, but there were no further updates about the project. It was even reported that the makers dropped the project, but Amal Neead has confirmed that the sequel is very much on. In a recent interview, he revealed that script works are currently underway. They are hoping to start shooting next year. He also added that shoot will be commencing only when he feels thoroughly satisfied with the script.
Big B is widely regarded as one of the most stylish Malayalam films ever. The movie marked the directorial debut of Amal Neerad, who was a noted cinematographer in Bollywood back then. Though Big B was just a mediocre success at the box office, over the years it attained a cult status among the Malayali audience. Mammootty’s restrained and subtle performance as the stylish gangster Bilal was the USP of the movie. Expectations are sky-high for the sequel and Amal Neerad is well aware of it. He is used to the burden of expectations since the early stages of his career and is someone who happily takes up the responsibility.
Amal Neerad is currently working on Fahadh Faasil’s Trance as the DOP. Hit maker Anwar Rasheed is directing the movie, which is an ambitious one planned on a big scale. After completing Trance, Neerad is expected to concentrate solely on Bilal.