As per the latest report coming in, Mega Star Mammootty and popular director Johny Antony is all set to join hands again this year. The news says that they are coming with a film named Thoppil Joppan in which Mammootty plays an ‘Achayan’ character again. The film will be financed by SN Group and it will be a complete comedy entertainer as per reports. Screenplay of this film will be written by Nishad Koya who had wrote popular movies like Ordinary and Madhura Naranga. Deepthi Sathi and Andrea will be the female leads in this film.
Vidya Sagar to tune the songs for this movie and Sunoj Velayudham will crank the camera for the film. The film will be shot at the locations of Thopramkudi, Pala, Thodupuzha and Vagamon and the filming will begin in this coming April as of now after Mammootty completes a project directed by Nithin Renji Panicker as per reports. Johny Antony and Mammootty had done together 3 films before. They are Thuruppu Gulan, Pattanathil Bhootham and Thappana. Among these 3, Thruruppu Gulan was a super success released in 2006. Pattanathil Bhootham was a disaster and Thappana also not raised to the level of expectations.
There were news came earlier that Mammootty and Johny Antony will join for a film named Thiruttu Gramam in which Mammootty playing a thief. It is said to be writing by Benny P Nayarambalam. It seems that Thiruttu Gramam is shelved and now they had landed on this subject of Thoppil Joppan. Mammootty always shined in the Achayan characters he played over these years and the popular one is Kottayam Kunjachan. But the last two Achayan characters he played was not successes. They were Nasrani directed by Joshiey and Praise the Lord directed by Shibu Gangadharan. So Mammootty is also looking for making things right with what happened with the last two outings as ‘Achayan’.
Johny Antony also needs a success as he is going through a bad patch as well with some failures and had face a lot of criticisms as well. Hope Thoppil Joppan will be a terrific comeback of him as well.