Mammootty to play a historic figure in an upcoming movie based on Mamankam!
It seems like historic period dramas are the current flavour in Indian cinema. After the enormous success of the Baahubali franchise, filmmakers across the country are coming up with period dramas that are being planned on a wide canvas. The overwhelming response to Baahubali, critically and commercially, has shown that spectacle-heavy masala filmmaking is the future of Indian cinema.
Malayalam cinema itself has three such projects in the initial stages- Prithviraj’s Karnan, Mohanlal’s The Mahabaratha and debutant Sidhil Subramanian’s Chengazhi Nambiar. According to latest reports, another historic film is being planned with none other than Megastar Mammootty in the lead.
Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of the legendary Adoor Gopalakrishnan, will be making his directorial debut with this massive project. The movie is based on Mamankam and Mammootty will be seen playing the role of a Chekavar in the movie. Businessman Venu Kunnappilly will be producing this big budget movie. The makers are planning to start shoot by mid 2018.
Mammootty has already shown his amazing ability to play historic roles with his classic performance in films like Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha and Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja. So, the audience are eagerly looking forward to watch the megastar in action once again.