Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, which is a drama set in Tamil Nadu, is also produced by Mammootty
Last Updated: 10.58 AM, Feb 18, 2023
While there were several reports of leading OTT platform vying with each other for the streaming rights of Mammootty’s Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, megastar Mammootty took to his social media page on Saturday to confirm that platform as well as the release date of the film.
Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, the drama marked the megastar’s first collaboration with the Jallikattu and Angamaly Diaries’ filmmaker. Mammootty has also produced the movie, which also stars Ramya Pandian, Rajesh Sharma, Vipin Atley and Ashokan in pivotal roles.
What is Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam about?
The movie has Mammootty essaying the character of a theatre artiste named James, who along with his family is set to travel back to Kerala after a pilgrimage to Velankanni. On his way back in a bus, James wakes up from a siesta and asks the driver to halt near a village in Tamil Nadu. He ventures into the village and begins behaving as one of their own – Sundaram, who had incidentally gone missing years ago and was presumed dead. How the two families put aside their confusion to support each other and see the predicament through form the plot of the movie, which is scripted by S Hareesh and has Theni Easwar as its cinematographer.
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The film has Mammootty speaking both Malayalam and Tamil. Its making was lauded by the fans and critics alike as Lijo juxtaposed music and sounds from yesteryears Tamil movies to tell the story and create the world.
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, which had its world premiere at the International Film Festival of Kerala, was shot entirely in a village near Palani, Tamil Nadu.
When and where to watch Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam?
The drama, which was Mammootty’s first theatrical release of 2023, is set to begin streaming on Netflix from February 23. The film had hit theatres in January and despite critical acclaim, couldn’t quite create the magic that Mammootty’s previous releases had.