Mammootty will do the lead role in hit-making director Shaji Kailas’ next film, to be produced by M.Mani under the banner of Aroma. The film will be scripted by A.K.Sajan and may start rolling in a couple of months’ time.
Shaji Kailas and A.K.Sajan are at present engaged in the making of ‘Red Chillies’, starring Mohanlal in the lead. ‘Red Chillies’, which is currently in progress in Kochi, will soon get shifted to Singapore. The film is reportedly a murder mystery with nine heroines in the cast.
The Mammootty-Shaji Kailas team has produced several hits like The King, The Truth and Valyettan. Shaji ventured into feature films through the low budget movie News. It was Thalasthanam (featuring Suresh Gopi as a hero seeking revenge for his brother’s death) which made Shaji noticed by the masses. Then came another hit, again from team Ekalavyan, in which Suresh Gopi played the role of Madhavan IPS, who fights the illegal drug trading done by the help of a Swamiji (played by Narendraprasad). But it was Commissioner, released in 1994, which catapulted Shaji to fame and gave Suresh Gopi the name Super Star.
Details about Shaji Kailas’ Mammootty-starrer are yet to be worked out. Let’s wait for the same to come across.