A few days ago, there was news that the Malayalam mega star has signed a deal to star in a historical film to be directed by debutant Sajeev Pillai. The film is based on the Maamaankam festival celebrated during the 17th century. Maamaankam is a fest in which warriors from different parts of the country would arrive on the coast of Bharatapuzha to wage war against each other to prove their superiority.
The star had revealed that he would be playing the role of Chaaverukal of Valluvanadu in the film. He added that Maamaankam is the biggest film he has done so far. Extremely impressed over the research that has gone into the project, Mammootty stated that it took 12 years of research to get it on to the floors. He also thanked Navodaya for allowing the team to use the title Maamaankam for the film.
Confirming that he is a part of this historical, Mammootty, posted on his Facebook page: “Happy to be part of 'Maamaankam' which chronicles the journey of the legendary "Chaaverukal" of Valluvanadu. The biggest film I have done so far and it has an outstanding screenplay by debutante director Sajeev Pillai, who has written it after 12 years of research. The film is set in the late 17th century. We are grateful to the legendary Navodaya for their large-heartedness in allowing us to use their prestigious title ‘Maamaankam’. Venu Kunnampilly is producing the film under the banner of Kavya Films. The film will see a big star cast along with me and employing internationally renowned technicians. Will update you more about 'Maamaankam'... Happy Diwali to you all.”
The film is expected to go on the floors next year and in the meantime the star will be completing his current assignments.
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