VFX in Mammootty’s Mamankam will be on par with Baahubali’s!
Pre-production works for megastar Mammootty’s magnum opus ‘Mamankam’ is currently progressing at a brisk pace. The movie marks the directorial debut of Sajeev Pillai, a former associate of the legendary Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Venu Kunnampilly of Kavya Films is backing this big budget project.
The makers are busy with the process of finalizing the cast and crew. As we had earlier reported, the VFX works in Mamankam will be headed by RC Kamala Kannan, who has worked in several high profile projects in South Indian cinema, namely Baahubali 2, Magadheera, Eega, Rudhramadevi etc.
In a recent interview, Kamala Kannan has assured that the VFX in Mamankam will be on par with Baahubali’s. Though there is a huge difference between the budget of both the films, he asserts that budget constraints will not limit the excellence in the graphics. Since the movie has a lot of action sequences, the VFX team has already started working with the cinematographer and the stunt choreographer.
Mamankam is scripted by director Sajeev Pillai himself. He finished scripting after doing extensive research works for nearly 12 years. The movie is based on Mamankam, the medieval fair, which was held every 12 years from 800 AD to 1755 AD. Mamankam festival was held on the banks of Bharathapuzha in Tirunavaya where brave warriors from across the country who would come together to showcase their skills at combat.
Mammootty will be seen as a Chaaver (warrior) in the this movie, which revolves around the life of these warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers. Apart from him, several leading stars from other industries will also be part of Mamankam. The makers have not revealed the names of other cast members.
Veteran composer M Jayachandran has already been confirmed as the music director. Some other leading technicians are also expected to associate with this ambitious project. Mangalore and Kasargod have been finalized as the major locations. A brief first schedule will be commencing on February 10 and full fledged shoot will begin by May, this year.