Payyamvally Chandu is in the offing but not with Mammootty !!
Last day, we had reported about legendary filmmaker Hariharan planning to make a movie based on Payyampally Chandu, a chapter in the Vadakkan Pattukal (northern ballads) of North Malabar region. Megastar Mammootty is being considered to play the lead role in the movie, scripted by writer/filmmaker Ranjith. Hariharan revealed this information while talking to media and soon it spread like wild fire across social media platforms.
But now a small time director Salim Baba has released two posters of his upcoming movie titled as Payyamvally Chandu. Apparently, it is also about the same historic figure. Rajeev Pillai, Dr Aravindan, Ineya, Salim Kumar, Babu Antony, Suresh Krishna, Harish Peruvanna, Kalabhavan Shajon, Pashanam Shaji, Janardhanan, Baiju, Meghanathan, Captain Raju, Devan, Abu Salim, Kottayam Nazeer and many others are part of the cast.
The movie’s official launch is scheduled to be held on May 24 in Ernakulam. Dr Aravindan CK is producing this movie under the banner Meenakshi Film Company.
From the time of black and white cinema, Mollywood has seen several movies based on the characters from Vadakkan Pattukal. We will have to wait and see whether Hariharan and Ranjith move forward with their plans of making a movie on Payyampally Chandu.