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Photos: Mammootty turns a grocery shop owner

Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam Superstar Mammootty is joining hands with ace director Salim Ahamed, who has bagged the National Film award for his debut movie Adaminte Makan Abu. Titled Kunjanandante Kada, their first combo movie, which is set in backdrop of the changing dynamics of matrimony, zooms into the life of an emotionally-separated couple. It has an issue-based storyline, which deals with the problem of a whole society.

Talking to The New Indian Express, Salim Ahamed says, "We live in a world of fast-paced divorces. Wedlock turning dysfunctional and the stability of marriage going for a toss is a common sight." The director adds that Kunjanandante Kada is inspired by the escalating divorce rates in Kerala.

Kunjanandante Kada is all about a troubled relationship between grocery store owner Kunjanandan and wife Chithira, who is an employee of the Cooperative Bank. They have different attitudes and outlooks. But it turns out to be a house of never-ending dissonance when they start living under one roof.

Kunjanandan is running his father's shop and it is the sole purpose of his existence. The only thing he is emotionally attached to is his shop and he is unconcerned about everything including his family. He is a man married to his trade, who lives a drab and uneventful life. Unlike other women, Chithira is not the weepy wife. She does not want to end her marriage and compromise with her destiny.

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