The upcoming movie will be produced by S George, who had also backed Puzhu
Last Updated: 01.52 AM, Aug 05, 2022
Mammootty and director Ratheena are all set to team up again after their acclaimed film Puzhu. The upcoming venture is expected to go on floors as soon as the megastar wraps up his portions for director B Unnikrishnan’s thriller, which he is currently shooting for in Kothamangalam.
Before he signed Puzhu, Mammootty and Ratheena had agreed to collaborate for a big budget film that involved a lot of travel. The film, which was also scripted by Harshad, was put on the backburner as it couldn’t be shot during the pandemic. It’s unclear whether this is the film that they will be working on next.
In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Ratheena had said that she has been a huge fan of the actor and had got acquainted with him over the years. So, she ensured that when she did approach him for a film, she didn’t want him to reject it.
“When I finally pitched him a story, he liked it. I told him I needed someone to help me write the screenplay and that’s how he introduced me to Harshad ikka on the sets of Unda. So, we started working on it and by the time we were done, it became a big project. However, it wasn’t possible to do that during the pandemic,” she said, adding that Harshad, Mammootty and her then decided to work on Puzhu.
Puzhu, which had Mammootty playing a role with grey shades, also marked the actor’s first direct-to-OTT release. The movie, which also has Parvathy Thiruvothu and Appunni Sasi, is streaming on Sony LIV, which reportedly has also acquired the digital rights for the megastar’s film with Lijo Jose Pellissery titled Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam.
Meanwhile, Mammootty’s current movie with Unnikrishnan is a big-budget thriller that also has Dileesh Pothan, Sneha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul and Shine Tom Chacko. The movie has the actor playing a police officer.