KJ Yesudas lends his voice for Mammootty’s magnum opus Mamankam!
The second schedule of Mammootty’s upcoming epic film Mamankam is set to kick-start next week. Huge sets have been erected in Kochi where major portions of the movie will be shot. Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of Adoor Gopalakrishnan, is directing this movie. As the second leg of shoot is about to commence, composer M Jayachandran has recorded a new song with the legendary KJ Yesudas. Rafeeq Ahmed has penned the lyrics for this song.
Earlier, Shreya Ghoshal has also lent her voice her for a track in the movie. The veteran M Jayachandran seems to have come up with some beautiful songs for this epic movie. Mamankam is unarguably one of the most anticipated movies coming up in Malayalam cinema. The hype is majorly due to the scale at which it is being made.
While announcing the project, Mammootty himself mentioned it as the biggest in his three decade long career. Apart from him, non-Malayali stars like Arvind Swamy and Bollywood actress Prachi Desai are also said to be part of the cast, but nothing has been confirmed yet by the makers.
Director Sajeev Pillai has scripted Mamankam after doing research works for nearly 12 years. The movie is based on Mamankam, a medieval fair where brave warriors from across the country would come together to showcase their skills at combat. Mammootty plays a ‘Chaaver’ (warrior) in this movie, which revolves around the life of these warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers.
Mamankam’s technical crew includes cinematographer Ganesh Rajavelu a.k.a Jim Ganesh, action choreographer Kaecha and VFX supervisor Kamala Kannan, who has worked in several such big projects in South Indian cinema. Venu Kunnampilly of Kavya Films is funding this big budget movie.