Malayalam megastar Mammootty, who had starred in a couple of historical films in his career such as Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha and Pazhassi Raja, is gearing up to do one such film in the near future. The star has been roped in to play the lead role in a period flick that is to be directed by Sajeev Pillai.
Reports are that the film is based on the Mamangam festival that was celebrated during the 17th century. The festival celebrated once in 12 years on the coast of Bharatapuzha, saw warriors from different parts of the country competing to establish their power. The film would be the story of one such warrior played by Mammootty and his soldiers, we hear. The director is currently busy with the groundwork of this project and is expected to reveal the details about the rest of the star cast and crew in a couple of months. Being a historic film, the team is working on a completely different look for the star. Reports indicate that a lot of research work has been going on for the past several weeks before this project gets onto the floors.
Mammootty has had a busy year so far with three of films hitting the marquee this year. The Great Father, Puthan Panam and Pullikkaran Staraa made it to the silver screens in 2017 so far and fans are waiting eagerly for his next – Masterpiece. He also has a slew of films in his kitty including Uncle, the Tamil – Malayalam bilingual Streetlights, Parole, CBI 5 and an untitled Nadirshah directorial.
It may be noted that Mammootty has been teaming up with debut directors of late to give an opportunity to establish themselves and this project will also accord an opportunity to debutant Sajeev Pillai.
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