The shooting of the Mammootty starrer Ganagandharvan was wrapped up some weeks ago and the post-production is happening full swing. According to the latest reports, the film will hit the marquee on September 27.
In the movie, the megastar plays a ganamela singer named Kaladasan Ullas. The film is directed by comedian turned director Ramesh Pisharody. The technical crew of Ganagandharvan comprises Deepak Dev for music, Alagappan for cinematography and Lijo John Paul for editing. The film is scripted by Ramesh and Hari P Nair. Ganagandharvan is bankrolled by Ramesh and ICHAIS Productions. Touted to be a complete entertainer, the film also has Manoj K Jayan, Dharmajan, Suresh Krishna, and Hareesh Kanaran.
It may be noted here that Ramesh Pisharody made his debut as a director with the Malayalam film Panchavarnathatha starring Jayaram in the lead. Released in April this year, the film was produced by Maniyanpilla Raju under the banner Maniyanpilla Raju Productions. According to trade reports, Panchavarnathatha had fetched its makers about Rs 11 crore within 12 days of its release.
Soon after wrapping up Ganagandharvan, Mammootty moved over to the sets of Shylock. The shooting of this film commenced last month and it is progressing steadily. Shylock will be a bilingual that will be released in Tamil and Malayalam. Touted to be a family entertainer, the film will reportedly have Mammootty playing a character with negative shades. The film is directed by Ajai Vasudev. This is the third time he is teaming up with Mammootty. Meena will play the female lead and veteran Tamil actor Raj Kiran will also be seen in an important role. Interestingly, the film will mark the debut of Raj Kiran in the Malayalam film industry.
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 Sunder 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.
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