Director Ajai Vasudev and megastar Mamoootty share a good rapport having worked together in two films before. And now, they are set to team up for the third time. Touted to be a family entertainer, the film will be scripted by debutants Bibin Mohan and Aneesh Hameed. Joby George will be bankrolling the venture under his banner Goodwill Entertainment.
This untitled filmâ€™s muhurat is slated to happen on July 16 with plans to begin the shooting in August. We can expect an official announcement regarding the rest of the star cast and crew soon.
Mammootty first worked with Ajai Vasudev in Rajadhi Raja that released in 2014. The film was written by Udayakrishna and Siby K Thomas. Raai Laxmi played the female lead in this film with Joy Mathew, Siddique, Mukesh Khanna, Jojo and Lena in supporting roles. The filmâ€™s music was composed by Karthik Raja and Berny-Ignatius with Gopi Sunder scoring the background music. Shaji handled the cinematography and Mahesh Narayanan edited the film.
Their second film together was Masterpiece. Mammootty played a cop in this action thriller, while Unni Mukundan, Mukesh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Poonam Bajwa, Gokul Suresh, Maqbool Salmaan, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Mahima Nambiar, Lena, Megha Mathew, Santhosh Pandit and Kailash shared screen space with him. Deepak Dev composed the music for this venture while Vinod Illampally had cranked the camera and John Kutty edited the film. Masterpiece was produced by CH Muhammed under his banner Royal Cinemas and was a success at the box office.
While Ajai Vasudev is doing the groundwork to get the new Mammootty starrer on the floors, the star is busy completing the historical Maamankam. Made on a budget of Rs 50 crore, the film began its production with debut director Sajeev Pillai wielding the megaphone. But due to creative differences with the producer, noted filmmaker M Padma Kumar took over the reins from him.
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