Veteran actor Mammootty is known for the wide variety of roles he has played on the big screen, and is awaiting release of his magnum opus 'Mamangam'. What has sent social media into a tizzy is Mammootty's feminine look from the film that was released recently. The movie was set in the backdrop of the ‘chavers’ (warriors) who plots to overthrow the Zamorins - old rulers of Calicut.
The film which was scheduled for release on November 21, has been pushed to December 12 according to reports. Delay in the visual effects works is being cited as the reason. The lavishly-mounted film will see the 67-year-old actor in the role of a warrior. The period drama is set against a religious festival held once every 12 years at Thirunavaya, on the banks of Bharatapuzha in Kerala. The trailer and the making video of the movie was well received in the social media.
"I felt I should not let this opportunity go. It is my duty as an actor to bring historical stories and characters and their bravery on screen, especially for the younger generation. I should act like a bridge between cinema and history and audience," Mammootty had said earlier. The much-hyped movie is directed by M. Padmakumar who had earlier done ‘Parunthu’ with the ace actor. The cast includes Mammootty, Unni Mukundan, Achuthan, Sidhique, Manikkuttan, Manikandan Achary, Tarun Arora, Prachi Tehlan, Kaniha, Anu Sithara, Iniya and others in prominent roles. The movie is produced by Venu Kunnappilly under the production banner Kavya Film Company.