Mammootty's first film with internationally reputed director Shaji N. Karun, titled Kutty Shranku, to be produced by Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment, will be shot in three schedules in and around the famous Vembanad Kayal, the scenic lake stretching from Alappuzha to Kumarakom.
The three schedules are necessary as weather and season play an important part in the story, director Shaji N. Karun said. The locations chosen for Kutty Shranku are Kaavaalam, Kumarakom and Vaikkom, in the backwaters of central Travancore. In fact, Shaji is waiting for the monsoon to come!
Mammootty will feature as a sailor who operates a goods boat (Charakku Kappal) between Kondugnaloor and Kollam through the backwaters of Kerala. There will be three heroines in the film, mostly from Bollywood. As per the story, Mammootty's character in the film will have three lady loves in the three islands he visits.
Mammootty, who has already done films with all the masters in Malayalam cinema, is teaming up for the first time with Shaji, who has bagged several national and international recognitions with his debut movie Piravi and Vanaprastham. The script is penned jointly by Shaji N. Karun and noted British writer Farukh Dhondy. The film will be made in Malayalam with English subtitles for an international audience. Shaji N. Karun will start shooting Kutty Shranku as soon as monsoon begins.