Mammootty: Baahubali is a fictional film, Mamangam is a true story

“Baahubali is not a historical film. “It will be visually big but we’re not depending much on computer graphics. 0
Comment(s) The story is set in the 16th century and revolves around a medieval festival called Mamangam. After a little lull in the production, the shooting of the historical drama is going on in the huge sets built at Varikkassery Mana. No fiction,” Mammootty told Zoom. Advertising

Mammootty will showcase his Kalaripayattu moves in Mamangam for the third time after Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) and Pazhassi Raja (2009). Mamangam is expected to hit the screens by the end of this year in multiple languages. Advertising

When Mammootty was asked about the benchmark set by Baahubali, the Malayalam superstar was quick to point out the major difference between Mamangam and the Baahubali franchise. But, Mamangam is a true story. We want the film to look natural and real,” he added. He also noted that the filmmakers will be using very little help of special effects to spruce up Mamangam. Director M Padmakumar is directing the magnum opus from Sajeev Pillai’s script. We are using minimal VFX. It’s a fictional (film). The film also stars Unni Mukundan, Kaniha, Anu Sithara, Tarun Raj Arora, Prachi Tehlan, Sudev Nair, Suresh Krishna, Manikuttan and Siddique among others.