Malayalam mega star Mammootty sustained minor injuries while shooting a fight sequence for his upcoming film Mamangam. The news was posted on Facebook by the film team recently. However, we hear that there is no cause for concern as the star is doing well.
Directed by Sajeev Pillai, Mamangam 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 valour. The festival was held on the banks of the Bharathapuzha in Tirunavaya.
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. However, the role that he is playing in the film has been kept a secret for now. Made on a budget of about Rs 50 crore, elaborate sets have been erected for the purpose of filming some important portions of the movie.
Reports indicate that Mamangam will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English as well. Being made on a high budget, the filmmakers are planning to have it released across the globe. Also, it will feature some of the top league Bollywood stars in pivotal roles, say sources.
It may be mentioned here that a film on the same subject was made in 1979 with the title Maamaankam. Directed and produced by Navodaya Appachan, the film had Prem Nazir, Jayan, Jose Prakash and Alummoodan in the lead roles.
Mammootty is currently busy with a slew of projects which are in various stages of production. His upcoming releases this year would be Parole, Uncle, Peranbu and Abrahaminte Santhathikal apart from Mamangam. Mammootty has another historical, Kunjali Marakkar, lined up and its shooting is expected to commence in mid 2018.
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