Mammootty will play a firefighter in the upcoming untitled movie directed by Deepu Karunakaran, who directed Karyasthan and Tejabhai & Family. Mammootty will play an entirely different and challenging character, says the sources close to the director.
The movie, which is said to be an action-thriller, will go on floors by the end of October, after the filming of Mammootty's Ranjith Shankar project, Varsham. Rest of the cast and further details of the movie are yet to be revealed.
Mammootty is currently filming for Varsham, which is said to be a family thriller. The actor plays the character Venu, who is a small scale businessman. Asha Sharath will play Venu's wife Nandini. Mamta Mohandas will play the pivotal character, Dr. Jayashree in the movie. T G Ravi will make a comeback into antagonist roles with Varsham. The actor will play a business magnet, Manavalan Peter in the movie.
Mammootty's latest release Munnariyippu is running successfully in the theatres. His performance in the movie earned highly positive reviews from the audience and critics. Mammootty's upcoming movie Rajadhi Raja is slated to release for Onam. He will play Shekharan Kutti aka Rajashekhar, a restaurant owner with a notorious past, in the movie. Raai Laxmi plays the female lead opposite Mammootty in the movie, which is directed by debutante Ajay Vasudevan.