The shoot of Amal Neerad and Mammootty’s Bheeshma Parvam is expected to resume soon
The pandemic has had a huge say in Amal Neerad and Mammootty’s collaboration Bheeshma Parvam, but it hasn’t dampened their spirits or the hype of their much-anticipated multi-starrer.
The duo was initially on the verge to starting the shoot of Big B’s highly-anticipated sequel Bilal last year just days before the nationwide lockdown was announced. This led to a change of plans, with the director and the megastar deciding to collaborate on a “smaller” project that can be shot during the pandemic. That’s how they decided on filming Bheeshma Parvam first.
The movie, which is scripted by Devadath Shaji and Amal with additional inputs from Ravi Shankar and Mano Jose, has Mammootty in a dashing avatar as a gangster. The megastar’s overgrown hair and beard during the lockdown added to the excitement of the fans, who have been waiting for a ‘mass’ film much like Big B from the director-actor duo.
The shoot of Bheeshma Parvam began earlier this year in Kochi with a cast comprising Sreenath Bhasi, Soubin Shahir, Lena, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Shine Tom Chacko, Farhaan Faasil and Nadiya Moidu. The surge in COVID-19 cases in April had temporarily stalled the shoot.
On the film’s current status, Lena tells OTTplay, “We still have a few more portions left. Once the permission is granted by the government, the first priority would be to complete the film. I have a few more days of shoot left and these have me in important scenes. It’s always a great thrill to work in such big budget films. I love the secrecy that they maintain throughout the movie. The whole team keeps the audience waiting. I think that’s what cinema is all about.”
After Mammootty completes his portions in Bheeshma Parvam, he is expected to begin either CBI 5 or Ratheena Sharshad’s Puzhu, which also has Parvathy.