Mammootty to play legendary hero Chaaverukal in Maamaankam

Malayalam superstar Mammootty has announced that his next project will be Maamaankam, a film that will showcase the life of the legendary Chaaverukal of Vallavanadu.

Historians say that Chaaverukal is known for his decision to plan the assassination of a Samoothiri ruler, who was ruling over Valluvanadu, a medieval kingdom that existed in today’s Kerala.

The actor took to Facebook to make the announcement.

He said, “Happy to be part of ‘Maamaankam’ which chronicles the journey of the legendary “Chaaverukal” of Valluvanadu. The biggest film I have done so far and it has an outstanding screenplay by debutante director Sajeev Pillai, who has written it after 12 years of research. The film is set in the late 17th century. We are grateful to the legendary Navodaya for their large-heartedness in allowing us to use their prestigious title ‘Maamaankam’. Venu Kunnampilly is producing the film under the banner of Kavya Films. The film will see a big star cast along with me and employing internationally renowned technicians. Will update you more about ‘Maamaankam’… Happy diwali to you all.”