It was announced already that Mammootty will collaborating with Haneef Adeni for the third time. While Haneef had directed Mammootty in The Great Father, he went on to pen the script for the star’s Abrahaminte Santhathikal, which was directed by Shaji Padoor. The prep work for their third project, titled Ameer, began already and we hear that the shooting will commence in June this year. By then, Mammootty would have completed his current assignments on hands. Interestingly, Haneef will not be directing Ameer and it will be done by debutant Vinod Vijayan. Haneef Adeni will be penning the script for the project. Reports are that Ameer is about a Dubai-based don and the lead star in it will be seen in a new look.
With the ground work for this project on, Mammootty is busy with a number of acting assignments needing his attention.
Meanwhile, Mammootty has had a good year so far with Peranbu and Yathra fetching his very good reviews. Both these films are turning out to be good grosser at the box office as well.
Also, the star is expecting Madhura Raja, directed by Vysakh, to release in April. This film is the sequel to their hit movie Pokkiri Raja. The technical crew of the film includes Gopi Sunder for music, Shaji Kumar for cinematography and John Kutty for editing. While Tamil actor Jai will be seen in an prominent role in Madura Raja, the rest of the star cast include Siddique, Aju Varghese, Anna Rajan, Anusree, Nedumudi Venu, Vijayaraghavan, Salim Kumar, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Bala, Bijukuttan and Manikuttan. Prithviraj Sukumaran will be seen in a cameo role in this flick with Sunny Leone roped in a dance sequence. Touted to be an action entertainer, the film is bankrolled by Nelson Ipe under his banner on a big budget.
Mammootty has also signed up a Sathyan Anthikkad directorial after two decades.
(With inputs from Digital Native)