Mammootty on his upcoming movie Mamangam: The new era ought to learn about Kerala's unsung heroes

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Mammootty’s Mamangam is the most important Malayalam movie beneath manufacturing. It is a interval action-drama primarily based on the medieval Mamangam competition, celebrated as soon as in 12 years through the 17th century on the banks of Bharatapuzha, Thirunavaya in Malabar space of Kerala. Legend has it that warriors from completely different components of the nation would arrive to indicate their combating talent in entrance of the Zamorin who dominated Malabar at the moment.

Among the soldiers coming from one other kingdom is a bunch often called Chaaverukal pada (suicide squad) led by Mammootty who desires to get rid of the Zamorin. The movie set in 1695, showcases a narrative of an excellent and in addition an unknown hero. It additionally tells the story of a 12-year outdated boy, who’s the youngest Chaaver member taken by his uncle for the mamangam.

Mamangam was within the information when producer Venu Kunnapilly of  Kavya Film Company changed the unique director Sanjeev “over creative differences” to usher in famous director  M Padmakumar (lately directed the sensible Joseph) to the mission. However Sanjeev remains to be credited for the story whereas the screenplay has been carried out by Shankar Ramakrishnan. Unni Mukundan, Siddique, Prachi Tehlan, Tarun Raj Arora, Kaniha and Anu Sithara are enjoying key supporting roles. Cinematography is being carried out by Manoj Pillai with BGM by Sanchit Balhara (Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Manikarnika fame) and music by nationwide award winner M Jayachandran. Action scenes have been choreographed by famous motion director Sham Kaushal.

Mammootty’s look in Mamangam.

An enormous set consisting of a fort, temple and an historical coliseum for Kalaripayatu (martial arts) costing Rs 10 cr was put up on 20 acres of land close to Kochi. The producer Venu says he doesn’t wish to speak concerning the funds of the movie because the grandeur and visible will present on the display. Mamangam will launch concurrently in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. There is an enormous buzz within the south Indian commerce on the interval Malayalam movie and a few are evaluating it with Baahubali. It is third Mammootty Valluvanadan Vadakkan story (a well-liked style taken from folklores of Malabar virtually just like Game Of Thrones ) after the massive success of Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) and Pazhassi Raja (2009). In truth Mammootty obtained the primary of his many nationwide awards for his excellent efficiency as Chandu in Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.

Speaking completely to Firstpost from Kochi, Mammootty mentioned, “Mamangam is a content material pushed interval drama. When the script got here to me I used to be impressed with layers in my characterisation, one thing I’ve not carried out earlier than. It is a gorgeous script-oriented interval drama the place I play this mysterious character (man with no title?) who sports activities varied seems to be and is multi-dimensional. The new era ought to learn about a few of Kerala’s unsung heroes.”

On comparisons being made within the commerce with Baahubali, Mammootty mentioned : “Baahubali was a fictional story whereas Mamangam relies on a real story which is a part of Kerala’s historical past. Padmakumar and the producer will attempt to make it as trustworthy to the interval that it’s set in with out going for an excessive amount of VFX or graphics. We are taking a look at a yr finish launch in four languages concurrently.”

Speaking on the present state of Malayalam cinema, Mammootty mentioned: “ The new age directors and actors have totally changed the way cinema is consumed by the audiences. Their fresh and innovative ideas have brought a brand new perspective to filmmaking both in Malyalam and Tamil. I’m very impressed with the kind of story telling technique and interesting characterisation that has evolved.”

On the form of cinema he’s doing, Mammootty mentioned: “I simply don’t wish to prohibit myself to any explicit form of cinema or style. My alternative of movies has been a combination of fashionable or industrial cinema and new era movies with completely different concepts. Take my subsequent launch Unda, it’s a couple of group of Kerala policemen going to a tribal space in a Maoist infested forest and the way they run in to hassle. I loved doing it as a result of its completely completely different.  I do know folks like me in each sorts of cinema and I’m blissful doing them. I believe right now what’s necessary for the success of a movie relies upon largely on its content material, advertising, launch date and luck, too, performs an necessary function.”

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