Unni Mukundan is super excited for Maamaankam
Mammootty starrer ‘Maamaankam’ is currently in the final schedule of shoot. After shooting in various locations across Kannur, Ernakulam, Ottappalam, Vagamon and Athirapally, the makers have erected huge sets in an area sprawling over 18 acres. Directed by M Padmakumar, this period flick is about ‘Maamaankam’, a medieval fair where brave warriors from various regions would come together to showcase their skills at combat.
The movie has superstar Mammootty in the lead role of a fiery ‘Chaaver’ (warrior). It revolves around the life of these warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers. Besides Mammootty, the movie also has young star Unni Mukundan in a prominent role as Chandroth Panicker. It is said to be one of the most challenging and demanding roles in Unni’s career so far. The actor recently took to his social media handle to share his excitement about ‘Maamaankam’ and his character Chandroth Panicker. He has written,
Had it not been for #ChandrothPanickar, I wouldn’t have realised the potential of my mindset ! The Urge to be the Man he is, pushed me into a phase where I could see myself change to something that I mySelf never saw ! It’s not just the physical change that has excited the actor in me, it’s the emotional toughness that this guy showcases which got me out of my comfort zone and has brought the best in me!!! I’m super excited for @maamaankam_movie and Equally thrilled to see myself as, the ChandrothPanickar. I really pray that my excitement pushes me to bring the best infront of you guys ! #DreamItAimItGetIt
The final schedule of ‘Maamaankam’ is expected to last for over 40-60 days. Around 2000 junior artists are said to be part of this final leg of shoot. The movie has Kaniha and Anu Sithara as the two female leads. Tarun Raj Arora, Prachi Tehlan, Sudev Nair, Siddique, Abu Salim, Sudheer Sukumaran and many others are part of the supporting cast. Venu Kunnappilly is producing the movie under the banner of Kavya Films.
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