Unlike Baahubali, Mamangam has minimal VFX with emphasis on realistic storytelling: Mammootty
Ever since the first look release of ‘Mamangam’, there has been a highly positive buzz around the movie. Further heightening the hype, the makers have been released some new stills in which the 68-year-old looks amazing his well built physique and famed charisma. The movie is directed by M Padmakumar and produced by Venu Kunnappilly.
Since ‘Mamangam’ is a period flick set in a medieval era, parallels are certain to be drawn with ‘Baahubali’, which has set a new benchmark for Indian cinema in this particular genre. However, Mammootty has made it clear that ‘Mamangam’ will be a more realistic film with very less VFX and computer generated imagery. According to him, ‘Baahubali’ is completely fictitious while ‘Mamangam’ is a historic film with almost 80% of it being based on true events.
The Mammootty starrer is based on the religious festival, Mamangam, that took place every twelve years in a place called Thirunavaya, on the banks of the Bharatapuzha, for over 280 years. It will be an action packed film with more importance to Kerala’s most famous martial art form, Kalaripayattu. Sajeev Pillai penned the script after doing an extensive research for over twelve years. Shankar Ramakrishnan later adapted the screenplay.
Mammootty reportedly plays the lead role of a fiery ‘Chaaver’ (warrior) in the movie. Unni Mukundan, Kaniha, Anu Sithara, Tarun Raj Arora, Prachi Tehlan, Sudev Nair, Suresh Krishna, Manikuttan, Siddique, Abu Salim, Sudheer Sukumaran and many others are also part of the cast.
‘Mamangam’ also a strong technical crew comprising of State award winning cinematographer Manoj Pillai, veteran music director M Jayachandran and art director Mohandas. Bollywood based composer Sanchit Balhara handles the background score. The movie is expected to hit screens by the end of the year in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.