Mammootty’s Kunjali Marakkar gets revived

Due to heavy VFX work, the film will only hit the screens next year. Producers even roped in writers TP Rajeevan and Shankar Ramakrishnan to develop the script. And going by the trends, it shows no signs of slowing down. Advertising

In the meantime, Mammootty has signed two more films under Goodwill Entertainments banner. Filmmakers Ajai Vasudev and Pramod Pappan will helm the Mammootty films. Mammootty is currently basking in the success of his latest release, Madhura Raja. According to reports, both the projects will be completed before Kunjali Marakkar. The film has held the top spot at the Kerala box office since its release about two weeks ago. The film revolves around the battle exploits of Kunjali Marakkar IV, the naval chief under the Zamorin in 16th century Kerala. Interestingly, Kunjali Marakkar IV is also the subject of National-Award winning filmmaker Priyadarshan’s upcoming film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, which is touted to cost Rs 100 crore, is in the post-production stage. The magnum opus was shot in about three months, with an ensemble cast led by Mohanlal, at Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City. 0
Comment(s) The project was expected to hit the floors in April last year, but it never took off. Advertising

Earlier, acclaimed director-cinematographer Santosh Sivan announced that he would finally start shooting the period drama with Mammootty for August Cinema, which is co-owned by Santosh.