Reports are rife in the Malayalam film industry that the acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan is planning to rope in Mammootty for a new Malayalam film. Though there is no clear picture on when the project would commence, sources say that the discussion between the star and director happened and that an official announcement would be made soon.
Priyadarshan and Mammootty have worked together in the past in movies like Megham, Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, and Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya. With news that they are all set to collaborate again, film buffs are excited. Meanwhile, there are reports that Priyadarshan is planning to remake his Malayalam blockbuster Oppam in Hindi. Oppam, which had Mohanlal in the lead role, was a huge hit.
Mammoottyâ€™s The Great Father was released on March 30th and his Puthan Panam was out in theatres on April 12th. With two back to back releases which are doing well at the box office, the starâ€™s fans are awaiting news about his collaboration with the award winning director.
Meanwhile, Mammootty is getting ready to join the sets of his upcoming film Streetlights. Touted to be a thriller, the mega star will be playing the lead role in it. Noted cinematographer, Shamdat Sainudeen, who has worked in films like Mammootty's Venicle Vyapari and Kamal Haasanâ€™s Uttama Villain and Vishwaroopam 2, and will be making his directorial debut with Streetlights.
Reports say that the film will go on the floors on May 24th in Kochi. The film, which will have Mammootty as an investigative officer, also has Lijo Mol and Vishnu Unnikrishnan in important roles. The film will be produced by Mammootty under his home banner, add sources. More details about Streetlights are expected to be out soon.
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