It is reported that Mathilukalkkappuram would be a sequel to National Films Award winner movie Mathilukal, in which Mammootty has played Basheer. According to sources, The director has revealed the news about his pairing up with Mammooka to a popular magazine. He says that he has always liked working with Mammootty and his liking started ever since he saw him first in KG George's Mela. "My new film that would start next year would have Mammootty in it," sources quote Adoor as saying.
However, Adoor first joined hands with Mammootty for the film Mathilukal in 1988 and he bagged Best Director National Film Awards for it while the actor ended up winning Best Actor National Film and Filmfare Awards for his wonderful performance in it. Their second movie Vidheyan won awards like, Best Film and Best Screen Play at Kerala State Film Awards (KSFA) in 1993 and Best Feature Film at National Film Awards in 1994. The director bagged KSFA's Best Director, while Mammootty won Best Actor National Film Awards for his acting in it.