Remember Mathew Thomas, the young boy who caught the attention of the film buffs with his performance in Kumbalangi Nights and Thaneermathan Dhinangal? Well, he has bagged a meaty role in the upcoming Mammootty starrer One. It will be a well-developed role with enough scope to perform, we hear.
One has an impressive star cast with Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Renji Panicker, Sreenivasan, Joju George and Murali Gopy roped in for important roles. The film, which is being bankrolled by Ichais Productions, is still in the pre-production mode and plans are on to begin the shooting on October 20 in Kochi.
Bobby and Sanjay are the scriptwriters of this film and this is the first time they are collaborating with Mammootty. On the film, we hear that it will be a political drama that has Mammootty playing the Chief Minister of Kerala.
While Mammootty is gearing up to join the star cast of One, he is on the verge of completing Mamangam. Made on a budget of Rs 50 crores, Mamangam is directed by noted filmmaker M Padmakumar.
With Ganesh Rajavelu aka Jim Ganesh wielding the camera, M Jayachandran scoring the music, Sreekar Prasad in charge of the editing, and Kaecha Khamphakdee choreographing the stunts, it is being bankrolled by Venu Kunnampilly under the banner Kavya Films. The film is expected to hit the marquee on November 21.
The star’s other film in the making is Shylock. It is being planned out as a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam. Directed by Ajai Vasudev, this is the third time he is teaming up with Mammootty. The film has Meena playing the lead role with veteran Tamil actor Raj Kiran in an important role. Interestingly, the film will mark the debut of Raj Kiran in the Malayalam film industry.
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