Deen Dennis, son of veteran script writer Kaloor Dennis, is all set to make his debut as director. And his first directorial will feature the Mollywood mega star Mammootty in the lead role. Deen Dennis had narrated the script to Mammootty recently. Impressed by it, the star had not only given his go ahead but also suggested that he should take up the director’s mantle as well. The big budget film, which has not been titled yet, will be the first ever game thriller in the history of Malayalam cinema and this has created a hype around this project; especially among the Mammootty fans.
In the film, we hear that Mammootty plays the role of a 39-year-old guy named Vinod Menon. Being a game thriller, it will have several mysteries to be unravelled and that will give the audiences some edge-of-the-seat moments, say sources. The team is currently busy with the prep work to get this film on the floors and intend to start the shooting in December 2018.
Mammootty is set to return to the Telugu industry with upcoming film Yatra, a biopic on the rise of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister, YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Directed by Mahi V Raghav will reportedly centre round the popular Pada Yatra by YSR, which helped him win the elections Mammootty will be playing YSR in this flick and he will be dubbing himself.
In the meantime, Mammootty will be wrapping up his ongoing projects such as Uncle, Abrahaminte Santhathikal, Maamaankam. The star’s Parole was supposed to his the silver screens yesterday but has been postponed to next week as there was a delay in obtaining the clearance certificate from the Animal Welfare Board of India, essential in getting the film’s censor certification from the CBFC. His Peranbu, directed by Ram, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on 27 January 2018 and it will be out at the theatres in Indian in May. While Mammootty plays the lead role in Peranbu, it also features Iniya and Miya as the female leads with Siddique, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Prabhakar and Lalu Alex in supporting roles.