Mammootty to play a police officer again
We had already reported that popular cinematographer Shamdat is turning a filmmaker through a Mammootty starrer. The latest we hear is that Mammootty will be playing a police officer in the movie. The yet-to-be-titled movie is said to be a suspense thriller and Mammootty will be seen as an investigation officer.
Mammootty was last seen as a police officer in Kasaba directed by Nithin Renji Panicker. His character Rajan Zachariah, was not the usual ‘filmy’ honest and diplomatic cop, but one with a tinge of misogyny and grey shades. Mammootty has played several police characters in his career like the iconic Balram from Avanazhi and Perumal from August 1. Other movies where Mammootty played a police officer are Yavanika, Kariyila Kaatu Pole, Rakshasarajavu, Roudram etc.
Debut director Shamdat is noted for his cinematography in movies like Ritu, Seniors, and the recently released Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan. He has worked with Kamal Hassan in movies like Uttama Villain and the yet to be released Vishwaroopam 2. He has also worked with Mammootty in two of hisl movies movies, Pramani and Venicile Vyapari.
More details regarding the Mammootty- Shamdat movie will be announced in the coming days. We are informed that the movie will go on floors this year itself.
Mammootty meanwhile has finished shooting his portions for Puthan Panam directed by ace filmmaker Ranjith. He is playing the character Nithyananda Shenoy, a middle aged businessman in the movie. He is currently shooting for 7th Day fame Shyam Dhar’s untitled movie in which he is playing a Idduki native who comes to Kochi as a teacher trainer.
This year, Mammootty has also committed for movies with directors like Shafi, Rajadhiraja fame Ajai Vasudev, writer Sethu and Vysakh. His next release is the much anticipated, The Great Father scheduled to hit screens on March 30. National award winner Ram’s bilingual Peranbu is also expected to hit screens soon.