Mammootty’s Shylock to be made as a Tamil-Malayalam bilingual
The formal launch of Mammootty’s new film ‘Shylock’ was held today at IMA House in Kochi. Ajai Vasudev is directing the movie and Joby George is producing it under the banner of Goodwill Entertainment. Scripted by newcomers Bibin Mohan and Aneesh Hameed, the movie is said to be an action-packed mass entertainer.
Interestingly, ‘Shylock’ has been planned as a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam. Veteran Tamil actor has been signed to play a very prominent role in the movie. Meena will be seen as the female lead. In the launch event, Mammootty also informed that he plays a financier in the movie.
It is worth a mention that ‘Shylock’ is a character in William Shakespeare’s famous play ‘The Merchant of Venice’. In the play, Shylock is a stringent Jewish moneylender. Likewise, in this upcoming film, Mammootty plays a miserly financier and it is a grey shaded role. According to him, Raj Kiran’s character is the real hero.
The core technical crew of ‘Shylock’ comprises of promising young DOP Renadive, music director Gopi Sunder, editor Riyas K Badhar and art director Vinod Raveendran. Full fledged shoot is slated to being from August 7.