Recently, there were reports that Malayalam megastar Mammootty and director Ajai Vasudev will be teaming up for the third time. The film has been titled Shylock and will have actor Meena playing the lead role along with veteran Tamil actor Raj Kiran in an important role. The two will be seen playing husband and wife.
The official puja of this film happened recently and the shooting will commence on August 7. Touted to be a family entertainer, the latest is that Mammootty will be playing a character with negative shades.
The film will be scripted by debutants Bibin Mohan and Aneesh Hameed. Joby George will be bankrolling the venture under his banner Goodwill Entertainment. Gopi Sundar has been roped in to compose the tunes for this flick with lyrics penned by Harinarayanan. Renadive will be cranking the camera for this venture.
It may be noted here that Mammootty had first worked with Ajai Vasudev in Rajadhi Raja that had hit the marquee in 2014. Their second film together was Masterpiece. Mammootty played a cop in this action thriller, while Unni Mukundan, Mukesh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Poonam Bajwa shared the screen space with him. The film was produced by CH Muhammed under his banner Royal Cinemas and was a success at the box office.
The megastar currently has a number of films needing his attention including Mamangam and Ganagandharvan. He had recently completed shooting for his portions in Ganagandharvan. Directed by Ramesh Pisharody, Mammootty will be seen playing the role of a ganamela singer named Kaladasan Ullas, we hear.
Mamangam, directed by M Padma Kumar, is a film based on the fair that was celebrated during 850 AD to 1755 AD in which warriors from different parts of the Malabar region came together to wage battles to prove their courage and valor. Evidently, a historical film set in a different era, sources in the know say that Mammootty would be donning four different get-ups in this film.
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