Mammootty is collaborating with director Nissam Basheer for his next film, which went on floors in Chalakudy on Wednesday after a pooja ceremony.
The untitled film, also produced by the actor himself under his home banner Mammootty Kampany, marks the first collaboration between Mammootty and Basheer. The director made his debut with Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha, starring Asif Ali, in 2019.
A source close to the production revealed that the upcoming film is set in the thriller genre. With a script penned by Sameer Abdul, the yet-to-be-titled movie also features popular actors such as Sharaf U Dheen, Kottayam Nazeer, Jagadish, Grace Antony, Bindu Panicker, Babu Annoor, Aneesh Shoranur and Riyaz Narmaka.
According to a press release, Mammootty will join the sets on Sunday. Apart from Chalakudy, the film will also be shot in Kochi.
The technical crew includes cinematographer Nimish Ravi, who recently worked on the Dulquer Salmaan-starrer Kurup, music composer Midhun Mukundan, who rose to fame for his work in the Kannada film Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana, and editor Kiran Das, known for Janeman and Joji. NM Badusha serves as the executive producer for this project.
This film marks the second production venture of Mammootty Kampany. The banner’s first production Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam also stars the actor. Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery and written by S Hareesh, it has been completed and is awaiting release.
Before that, Mammotty will next be seen in Puzhu, alongside Parvathy Thiruvothu. Produced under the CYN-CYL Celluloid banner by S George in association with Dulquer Salmaan’s Wayfarer Films, it is set to release soon on the SonyLIV OTT platform. Directed by debutant Ratheena, Puzhu is touted to be a family drama. It also features late actor Nedumuni Venu, Malavika Menon, Swasika, Indrans, and Jaffar Idukki.
Meanwhile, Mammootty’s recent outing Bheeshma Parvam, which released in theatres on March 3, collected over Rs 30 crore at the Indian box-office in its first week and more than Rs 23 crore outside India.