Jayaram to play Mammootty!

Actor Jayaram whose career graph has seen a noticeable surge in the recent months has taken on yet another project – a film in which he will play Mammootty. But wait a second – he will not be playing the legendary actor Mammootty, but a character named Mammootty. Wonder why the director and writer chose this particular name though..


Anyway, the film is to be directed by debutant director Benny Joseph, and it has been penned by writer duo Udaya Krishna and Sibi K Thomas. Haneef Mohammad will produce the flick under the banner of Red Rose Creations.

Titled Mailaanji Monchulla Veedu, the film will be set around the lives of Malayali Muslim families and also has young star Asif Ali in a pivotal role.

The filming is most likely to be set in the Palakkad area and will launch as soon as Jayaram is done with his current project, Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal, directed by the veteran film maker Sibi Malayil who is making a comeback in to the industry with this project.

Mailaanji Monchulla Veedu also has actors like Baburaj, Madhu and Saikumar in the supporting cast. The leading lady of the film though is yet to be finalised, and no names being considered have been mentioned yet.

Jayaram is sure back in the big leagues after going through a lull for a few years. He recently has been very active in the Tamil industry as well, with a pivotal role in the much awaited upcoming Kamal Haasan film Uthama Villain.

It was only last week that it was revealed that he has also signed on with director Vikram Prabhu of Mankatha fame for his next project starring Suriya, titled Masss. Jayaram will be, according to sources, playing the villain in this one.

With his son Kalidas too rumoured to be making his entry into the film world as a leading man in director Aashiq Abu’s next film, Jayaram must surely be on cloud nine these days…

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