Mammootty to sport four different looks in Mamankam!!
Megastar Mammootty’s much hyped period flick Mamankam went on floors last month in Mangalore. The team is now on a schedule break before the second leg of shoot kick-starts by the end of April or May first week. The movie’s art department is currently erecting huge sets in Kochi where major portions will be shot.
Sajeev Pillai is directing this movie which is based on Mamankam, a medieval fair which was held every 12 years from 800 AD to 1755 AD. The festival was held on the banks of Bharathapuzha where brave warriors from across the country would come together to showcase their skills at combat. Mammootty plays a ‘Chaaver’ (warrior) in this movie, which shows the lives of these warriors who plot to defeat the Zamorin rulers.
The makers have informed that Mammootty will be sporting four different looks in the movie, one of which will be a feminine get-up. He will be appearing in this particular look for around 35 minutes on screen. These portions are said to be one of the movie’s major highlights. Apart from Mammootty, leading stars from other industries will also be part of Mamankam. The makers have signed a Bollywood actress as the female lead while a young star from Tamil industry will be seen as the second hero. But, the makers have not yet revealed their names. An official announcement with the full cast details is expected to be made before the start of second schedule.
Director Sajeev Pillai, who was a former associate of Adoor Gopalakrishnan, scripted Mamankam after doing extensive research works for nearly 12 years. Venu Kunnampilly of Kavya Films is producing Mamankam. Since it is a spectacle-heavy movie, the makers have signed some leading technicians. Action sequences will be choreographed by Kaecha Kampakdee known for his works in movies like Baahubali 2, Thuppakki, Bhaagi, Vishwaroopam, Aarambam etc.
VFX works in Mamankam is headed by RC Kamala Kannan, who has worked in several big projects in South Indian cinema. Ganesh Rajavelu aka Jim Ganesh is the cinematographer and veteran M Jayachandran is handling the music department. Besides Malayalam, the makers are also planning to release the movie in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.