Maamaankam shoot to resume this month!
Shoot for Mammootty’s period flick ‘Maamaankam’ was put on hold after completing a couple of schedules. The team had been hit by a few controversies, but leaving all that behind the makers have now planned to resume shoot. Through their social media handle, they have now informed that the next schedule will be commencing by the end of this month.
‘Maamaankam’ is directed by Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The movie is based on the medieval fair, Maamankam, 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 warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers.
Sajeev Pillai scripted the movie after doing research works for nearly twelve years. The movie went on floors by mid-2018. However, things were not smooth after the first two schedules. Reportedly, the makers had suffered property losses during the devastating floods. It forced a delay in shoot and Mammootty soon got busy with his other projects. Later, the unceremonious ousting of ‘Queen’ actor Druvan also hogged the news. Making things complicated, director Sajeev Pillai had stated that he was unaware of the reason behind Druvan’s exit. Finally, it seems like the makers have resolved all the issues.
Besides Mammootty, ‘Maamaankam’ has a huge star cast with several non-Malayali actors in it. Bollywood actress Prachi Desai, Prachi Tehlan, Malavika Menon and former Miss Tamil Nadu Abhirami V Iyer have reportedly been signed as the female leads. Unni Mukundan, Neeraj Madhav, Sunil Sukhada, Meghanathan and Sohan Seenulal are already confirmed in the supporting cast.
This epic-scale film’s technical crew comprises of renowned cinematographer Ganesh Rajavelu a.k.a Jim Ganesh, action choreographer Kaecha Khamphakdee, editor Sreekar Prasad, music director M Jayachandran and VFX supervisor Kamala Kannan. Venu Kunnampilly of Kavya Films is producing this ambitious project.