Scriptwriter T A Razak is all set to turn director. After penning a number of successful scripts, he will be donning the director"s hat. If everything goes as he has planned, his debut directorial venture will star Mammootty in the lead role.
Razak wants Mammootty to have a unique character but wants it to be a family story. At present, he is busy scripting the Prithviraj starrer film Pakaram Vanna Raajavu. Razak hopes he can start the shoot of his film by the end of the year.
In the past, Razak has scripted several successful films like Perumazhakalam, Uthaman, Kaanakinavu, Vesham, Parunthu, Aayirathil Oruvan, Bus Conductor and Raapakal. Though there have been many scriptwriters who have turned directors in the past as well, it is seen that they do not make good directors and remain better writers. It is yet to be seen if Razak can try and be an exception to this.
Meanwhile, Mammootty is currently busy with a number of projects like Kutty Sranku, Vande Mataram and many more. He was in the news lately for requesting Tamil director Lingusamy to cast his son Salman in the director"s first Malayalam film.