Unni Mukundan all set to join the sets of Maamaankam
Shoot for Mammootty’s period flick ‘Maamaankam’ has been put on hold after completing a couple of schedules. Quite a few controversies had struck the movie, but leaving all that behind the team is now set to resume shoot. Unni Mukundan, who was recently cast in the movie, is all set to start shooting for his portions. Since it is a period film with a story about warriors, it is only ideal that Unni is brought on board as he is among the very few actors in Malayalam with a strong physique. The actor replaced Druvan, who was removed due to some issues with the production team.
‘Maamaankam’ is directed by Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The movie is based on the medieval fair, Maamaankam, where brave warriors from across the country would come together to showcase their skills at combat. Mammootty will be seen as a ferocious ‘Chaaver’ (warrior) in this movie, which revolves around the life of warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers.
‘Maamaankam’ has huge star cast with several non-Malayali actors in it. Bollywood actress Prachi Desai, Prachi Tehlan, Malavika Menon and former Miss Tamil Nadu Abhirami V Iyer have reportedly been signed as the female leads. Neeraj Madhav, Baburaj, Sunil Sukhada, Meghanathan and Sohan Seenulal are already confirmed in the supporting cast.
The movie’s technical crew comprises of renowned cinematographer Ganesh Rajavelu, action choreographer Kaecha Khamphakdee, editor Sreekar Prasad, music director M Jayachandran and VFX supervisor Kamala Kannan. M Padmakumar is also part of the team as an associate director. Vennu Kunnampilly of Kavya Films is producing the movie.