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Mammootty to play a warrior in an upcoming Malayalam period drama

After Mohanlal and Prithviraj, it is the turn of Mammootty to do a period drama. He will soon be playing a 17th century warrior.

regional movies Updated: Oct 16, 2017 14:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mammootty,Malayalam period drama,Randamoozham
Mammootty stars as Pazhassi Raja, born Kerala Varma, one of the earliest freedom fighters who stood up against the British.

With leading Malayalam actors Mohanlal (Randamoozham or Second Turn) and Prithviraj (Karnan) doing period drama, it wouldn’t have been long before the other heavyweight of Malayalam cinema Mammootty joined the bandwagon. According to a report in Times of India, Mammootty will soon be seen in a historical.

The film, based on the medieval fair Mamankam, which was celebrated every 12 years from 800 AD to 1755 AD, will tell the story of brave warriors of Malabar. Set in the 17th century, the film will be directed by debutant Sajeev Pillai.

Mamankam festival was held on the banks of Bharathapuzha in Tirunavaya and would attract brave warriors from across the country who would congregate on the banks of the river to showcase their skills at combat.

Quoting an unnamed source, Times of India wrote: “It’s the tale of the brave warriors of Malabar. During the Mamankam festival held at the banks of Bharathapuzha in Tirunavaya, soldiers from all over the country used to come together to wager battles and combat,” the source explains. “This movie is about a brave leader and his loyal soldiers.”

The rest of the cast and more details about the character Mammootty will be revealed soon.

Mammootty, of course, is no stranger to period dramas having worked in Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) in the past.

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First Published: Oct 16, 2017 14:25 IST