Filmmaker R. Sukumaran is making a film on the life of Sree
Narayan Guru starring Mammootty in the lead role. The movie would
showcase the activities of the great saint who spread new values of
freedom in spirituality and transformed society in Kerala.
Narayana Guru, more popular as Gurudeva, is admired for his
Vedic knowledge, poetic skills, and belief in non-violence. The
great yogi, visionary, poet and social reformer worked for the
upliftment of the downtrodden by fighting against the deep-rooted
caste system. The movie will also highlight his relation with
prominent personalities like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and
Chattambi Swamikal. Veteran superstar Mohanlal plays the role of
Swami Vivekananda in the film.
Mammootty has got yet another to chance to prove his talents in
playing such different roles. His Hindi movie Dr. Babasaheb
Ambedkar, starring him in the title role, earned him the National
Film Award for Best Actor.