Mammootty’s Mamankam to go on floors next week!
The first schedule of Mammootty’s much hyped period flick Mamankam is all set to start rolling. If reports are to be believed, the movie will go on floors this coming Monday (February 12) in Mangalore. The movie marks the directorial debut of Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of the legendary Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Venu Kunnampilly’s Kavya Films is backing this big budget project.
This upcoming schedule will be a brief one while full fledged shoot will start only in May. The makers are have not yet finalized the cast. Promising young actors Neeraj Madhav and ‘Queen’ fame Dhruvan have already been confirmed to play crucial roles in the movie. Some big stars from other industries will also be part of Mamankam, but their names have not yet been revealed. The official announcement regarding the same will be made only after the first leg of shoot is over.
Mamankam is scripted by director Sajeev Pillai himself. He finished scripting after doing extensive research works for nearly 12 years. The movie is based on Mamankam, a medieval fair 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 would come together to showcase their skills at combat. Mammootty will be seen as a Chaaver (warrior) in this movie, which revolves around the life of these warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers.
Since it is a spectacle-heavy movie, the makers are trying to rope in on some of the best available technicians in the country. VFX works will be headed by RC Kamala Kannan, who has worked in several big projects in South Indian cinema. Veteran M Jayachandran has already been confirmed as the composer. Some other leading technicians are also expected to associate with this highly ambitious project.