Mammootty will be doing the lead role in Mathilukalkkappuram, to be directed by debutant Prasad. Mathilukalkkappuram, which will reportedly be made as a sequel to the novel Mathilukal written by Vaikkom Muhammed Basheer (it was on this novel that Adoor Gopalakrishnan had made his famous film Mathilukal, with Mammootty himself in the lead). Nayantara will be the heroine of the film.
Basheer’s Mathilukal had narrated the story of his conversations, across a prison wall, with Narayani, who too was an inmate of the women’s prison. But the Narayani, whom Basheer never sees in Mathilukal, comes to the fore with Mathilukalkkappuram and it’s Nayantara who plays Narayani.