After the super hit of Rajamanikyam (2005), in which superstar Mammootty plays a comic hero named Bellary Raja (a local thug and rich buffalo dealer) for the first time in his career, the mega star is getting ready to enact yet another 'Raja' character named Pokkiri Raja in a film with the same name.
Produced by Tomichchan Mulagupaadam under the banner of Mulagupaadam Films, Pokkiri Raja will be directed by Vaishak, a television anchor and associate of directors Johnny Antony and Joshy. The film is scripted by the Udayakrishna-Sibi K. Thomas duo. Jassie Gift will score the music. More details are awaited.
Meanwhile, Mammootty's much-anticipated Vande Mataram, which was planned for release this Christmas, has been re-scheduled to Pongal 2009. The film is simultaneously being produced in Tamil as Aruvadai and Arjun and Sneha are also in the cast. Interestingly, Love in Bangkok and Pazhassi Raja, Mammootty's other big releases in 2009, will be released in the same Pongal period.