Mammootty plays a negative role in Uncle?
After the widely acclaimed Shutter, actor Joy Mathew is scripting Uncle which stars Mammootty in the lead. Gireesh Damodar, a former associate of Ranjith and Padmakumar, is making his directorial debut with this movie. Shoot has already been completed and is currently in the post-production stage.
Uncle is the story of a 17-year-old girl and her dad’s friend, whom she fondly calls uncle. It is about an unusual situation a family is made to face. Like Joy Mathew’s Shutter, the social and political setting of Kerala is of much prominence in Uncle as well.
Mammootty will be seen in a different role altogether in the movie. He is sporting a slat and pepper bearded look for his character, which offers him a lot of scope for performance. Talks are abuzz that Mammootty is playing a grey shaded role in the movie. It will be refreshing since the actor has not done such a role in a long while. His negative acts in films like Paleri Manikyam and Vidhyean are still etched in the memories of the Malayali audience.
Karthika Muraleedharan, who made her debut earlier this year with Dulquer Salmaan’s Comrade In America (CIA), is playing a pivotal role in Uncle. The movie also stars Joy Mathew, Asha Sharath, Vinay Forrt, Suresh Krishna, Kailash, Sheela and Muthumani in supporting roles.
Veteran Azhagappan is cranking the camera and Bijibal is handling the music department. Joy Mathew and Sajai Sebastian are jointly funding the movie under their banners of Abra Films International and SJ Films. The makers are planning to release the movie early next year.