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After the success of The Great Father, August Cinemas team up with Mammootty once again

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After the success of The Great Father, August Cinemas team up with Mammootty once again!

August Cinemas is one of the most established production houses in Mollywood currently. Their last release – The Great Father starring Megastar Mammootty in the lead was a huge success. The movie directed by debutant Haneef Adeni has emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year, as of now, and has already crossed the magical mark of 100 days theatrical run.

Earlier during a chat with Onlookers Media, Shaji Natesan, who is one of the founders of August Cinemas had informed that they will be producing another with Mammootty, this time a big budget venture. Talks are rife that the upcoming movie will be based on the life of the historical figure Kunjali Marakkar. Noted writer/actor Shankar Ramakrishnan is set to make his directorial debut with this project.

Shankar has earlier written films like Urumi and Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla. He has also directed a light and sound show based on Kunjali Marakkar, for the department of Kerala tourism development and archeological survey of India. Interestingly, Mammootty had lent his voice for Kunjali Marakkar in the show.

Few years back, cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Amal Neerad had also expressed his wish to direct the biopic of Kunjali Marakkar, with Mammootty in the titular role and Prithviraj in another vital role. Even though there were several discussions to make it on a big canvas, the project never really took off. The idea was shelved briefly before Shankar Ramakrishnan took it up.

It is reported that the official announcement regarding Kunjali Marikkar will be made at the success celebration of The Great Father. The 125 days celebration event is speculated to be held on September 7, which also happens to be Mammootty’s 66th birthday.

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