Mamankam’s VFX to be handled by the team behind Baahubali and Magadheera!
Pre-production works for megastar Mammootty’s magnum opus Mamankam is currently progressing at a brisk pace. The makers are busy with the process of finalizing the cast and crew. As per reliable reports, the VFX works in Mamankam will be headed by RC Kamalakannan, who has worked in several high profile projects in South Indian cinema, namely Baahubali 2, Magadheera, Eega, Rudhramadevi etc.
Mamankam marks the directorial debut of Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of the legendary Adoor Gopalakrishnan, is making his directorial debut with this movie. Sajeev has scripted the film after doing extensive research works for nearly 12 years. The movie is based on Mamankam, the medieval fair, which was held every 12 years from 800 AD to 1755 AD. Mamankam festival was held on the banks of Bharathapuzha in Tirunava where brave warriors from across the country who would come together to showcase their skills at combat.
Mammootty will be seen as a Chekavar in Mamankam. Apart from him, several leading stars from other industries will also be part of this movie. Veteran composer M Jayachandran has already been confirmed as the music director. The makers are also in talks with some other leading technicians for associating with this ambitious project.
Mangalore and Kasargod have been finalized as the major locations. If reports are to be believed, the movie will go on floors by February end. Mammootty is expected to join the sets by March after finishing his other assignments. The movie is being planned to be shot in multiple schedules and is excepted to hit screens sometime next year. Venu Kunnampilly of Kavya Films is backing this big budget project.