The megastar will also reportedly produce another film directed by the Jallikattu director
On Mammootty’s birthday earlier this month, OTTplay had exclusively reported that Mammootty will be making his OTT debut this year, through his next project after Ratheena Sharshad’s Puzhu. Recent reports suggest that his OTT project will be helmed by Jallikattu director Lijo Jose Pellissery.
According to a report in Kerala Kaumudi, the megastar will be part of Lijo’s segment in the Netflix anthology based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories. Santosh Sivan, Priyadarshan and Jayaraj are the other directors who are confirmed to helm segments in the anthology that will have eight filmmakers.
This will be the first time that Lijo and Mammootty are working together. Interestingly, Mammootty will also be producing another movie set to be directed by Lijo, under a new banner. An announcement regarding this is expected soon. It’s not confirmed if the megastar will also be part of that feature film.
Mammootty is currently shooting for Ratheena’s Puzhu, which has him playing a role with grey shades. The shoot of the film, which has Kochi and Wagamon, as its main locations is expected to wrap up next month. The actor will join Lijo’s featurette in the Netflix anthology after that. He also has K Madhu’s CBI 5 lined up for later this year. Lijo’s Churuli is also expected to release on Amazon Prime Video soon.
Meanwhile, Santosh Sivan, who had wrapped up his segment starring Siddique in the anthology, had told us that MT Vasudevan Nair was keen in having filmmakers who haven’t directed his scripts, for the anthology. While Priyadarshan’s segment that is based on MT’s short story Shilalikhithangal has Biju Menon in the lead, Jayaraj’s film, which is based on Swargam Thurakunna Samayam, has Indrans, Renji Panicker, Kailash, Nedumudi Venu and Surabhi Lakshmi as part of the cast.