The historical film had begun its production with debut direct Sajeev Pillai who was later replaced following creative differences with the producer.

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The final schedule of the Mammootty starrer Maamaankam is currently on. According to the latest update about this film, we hear that extravagant sets have been erected on a location spanning over 18 acres of land for this schedule. Earlier, Maamaankam was shot in different locations such as Kannur, Ernakulam, Ottappalam, Vagamon and Athirapally. Reports are that the final schedule will span over two months and nearly 2000 junior artistes will be brought in.

Made on a budget of Rs 50 crore, Maamaankam began its production with debut director Sajeev Pillai wielding the megaphone. But due to creative differences with the producer, noted filmmaker Padma Kumar was brought to replace Sajeev.

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The film is a historical based on a medieval fair for the warriors known as Chaaverukal, who plotted against the Zamorin rulers to overthrow them. The film is based on the Maamaankam festival celebrated during the 17th century, in which warriors from different parts of the country would arrive on the banks of the Bharathapuzha to fight against each other to prove their superiority.

 The film has four heroines - Prachi Desai, Prachi Tehlan, Malavika Menon and Abhirami V Iyer and those playing supporting roles are Unni Mukundan, Neeraj Madhav, Sunil Sukhada, Meghanathan and Sohan Seenulal.

The technical team includes Ganesh Rajavelu aka Jim Ganesh wielding the camera, M Jayachandran scoring the music, Sreekar Prasad in charge of editing, and Kaecha Khamphakdee choreographing the stunts. It is being bankrolled by Venu Kunnampilly under the banner Kavya Films.

Meanwhile, Mammootty is currently busy with the film Unda. Directed by Khalid Rahman, Unda is jointly produced by Movie Mill's Krishnan Sethukumar and Gemini Studios. The film will also have in its cast Shine Tom Chacko, Jacob Gregory, Arjun Ashokan and Omkar Das Manikpuri in supporting roles.

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