Director Joshiy and actor Mammootty are coming together again after a long gap. The new project will be scripted by Sajeev Pazhoor, who wrote the much acclaimed Dileesh Pothan film, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
Joshiy and Mamootty have come together to bring to Mollywood hit movies in the past, like Nair Saab, Kauravar and New Delhi. The two had last teamed up a decade ago, for Nasrani and Twenty 20.
The last film Joshiy directed was Laila O Laila in the year 2015. The film starred Mohanlal and Amala Paul in the lead with veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj playing a pivotal role. The director will be wielding the megaphone after a gap of four years for the Mammootty starrer and expectations are very high.
In the mean time, Mammootty will be completing his current assignments on hands. He is expecting the release of two films early next year and both of it are very important in his career. While one is the YSR biopic in which he plays the legendary political leader YS Rajasekar Reddy, the other is Peranbu, which has been well received at international film festivals. Both these films are scheduled for release in February next year.
The mega star has joined the sets of the Malayalam film Pathinettam Padi recently, confirm sources. While the film, directed by actor-writer Shankar Ramakrishnan, will have a set of newbies in the lead, it has Mammootty in an extended cameo. Reports are that it is a very important role in the film following which the filmmakers decided to cast the mega star. Mammootty was reportedly impressed with the role and agreed to join the sets. His character is named John Abraham Palackal. He will be on the sets of Pathinettam Padi for a few days after which he will be moving over to his other acting assignments.
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