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Netflix anthology, starring Mammootty, Mohanlal and Fahadh, wraps up filming, here’s all we know

The upcoming anthology, which is based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s stories, completed its principal photography with Ranjith’s segment Kadugannawa Oru Yathra

Netflix anthology, starring Mammootty, Mohanlal and Fahadh, wraps up filming, here’s all we know
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Last Updated: 03.02 AM, Aug 28, 2022

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The much-awaited Malayalam anthology, which is based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s stories, has wrapped up its principal photography with Ranjith and Mammootty’s segment Kadugannawa Oru Yatra that completed shoot in Palakkad this week.

The Netflix anthology, which has nine segments helmed by eight acclaimed Malayalam filmmakers, boasts of an enviable star cast that features Mohanlal, Mammootty, Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Asif Ali and this year’s National Film Award winners Biju Menon and Aparna Balamurali.

Durga Krishna and Mohanlal in a still from Olavum Theeravum
Durga Krishna and Mohanlal in a still from Olavum Theeravum

The anthology had gone on floors last year with Santosh Sivan’s segment Abhayam Thedi, which has Siddique in the lead. Post that Priyadarshan had shot Shilalikhithangal with Biju Menon and Shanthi Krishna while Shyamaprasad collaborated with Parvathy and Narain for Kazhcha, and Jayaraj had worked with Indrans, Nedumudi Venu, Surabhi Lakshmi and Renji Panicker for Swargam Thurakkunna Samayam.

MT Vasudevan Nair’s daughter Aswathy V Nair, who is also serving as the executive producer of the anthology, had also directed a featurette based on the story Vilpana that has Asif Ali and Madhoo of Yodha fame as part of the cast. Meanwhile, Kammarasambhavam and Theerppu director Rathish Ambat roped in Indrajith Sukumaran, Aparna Balamurali and Ann Augustine for his short film titled Kadalkattu.

Mohanlal, Santosh Sivan and Priyadarshan
Mohanlal, Santosh Sivan and Priyadarshan

CU Soon and Malik duo Mahesh Narayanan and Fahadh worked together on Sherlock, which the actor had said would have a different ending than that was present in MT’s story. The final two segments to complete shooting were Priyadarshan’s Olavum Theeravum and Ranjith’s Kadugannawa Oru Yathra.

While the former stars Mohanlal, Durga Krishna and Hareesh Peradi, the latter, which was shot in Sri Lanka and Ottapalam, is based on MT’s memoir and has Mammootty, Vineeth and Anumol in pivotal roles.

Each segment of the anthology is of 40-50 minute duration and it’s expected to drop on the platform later this year. MT had collaborated with filmmakers who had previously not worked on his scripts for the anthology.

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