Huge sets sprawling over 18 acres erected for Maamaankam
‘Maamaankam’ is one of the biggest films getting ready in Malayalam. 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 Mammootty in the lead role of a fiery ‘Chaaver’ (warrior). The movie revolves around the life of these warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers.
The makers have erected huge sets in over 18 acres for the movie. According to them, it is one of the biggest ever set work in Indian cinema. The team has already shot in various locations across Kannur, Ernakulam, Ottappalam and Athirapally.
‘Maamaankam’ is a much talked about movie as it was hit by various controversies. For a brief period, the movie was shelved after the unceremonious ousting of its original director Sajeev Pillai and his crew. M Padmakumar is helming the film now with a new set of actors and technicians.
Besides Mammootty, the movie also has Unni Mukundan in a prominent role as Chandroth Panicker. Kaniha and Anu Sithara play the two female leads. Tarun Raj Arora, Prachi Tehlan, Sudev Nair, Siddique, Abu Salim, Sudheer Sukumaran and many others are part of the cast. Venu Kunnappilly is producing the movie under the banner of Kavya Films.