When a director makes a series of hit films with other heroes, sooner or later, he is bound to be invited by one of the superstars to direct a film for them. M Padhmakumar is going through a very similar phase.
Ammakilikoodu, Vargam and Vaastavam have all done good business at the box office and also earned critical acclaim (which is not something that happens very often). But Padhmakumar's favorite actor had always been Prithviraj. His fourth film too will be with the young hero.
Now, Padhmakumar is getting ready to direct Mammooty in a new film.
The film will be launched in 2007. No time has been fixed yet. But this is one of the films that Mammooty will look forward to in the New Year. Raja is going to produce it under Silver Light Communications banner. This is also the banner that had bought the distribution rights of the Cheran-Navya Nair starrer 'Maayakannadi' in Tamil. It is a different story that the film is showing no sign of getting ready.