Mammootty, the actor who is on a high with the success of his latest flick Fireman, is all set for a second innings in the Tamil movie industry. The actor will play the lead role in the upcoming movie directed by National award winning director Ram, who has earlier directed the movies Kattradhu Thamizh and Thanga Meengal.
Mammootty ventured into Tamil industry in 2010, with T Aravind's Vandematharam. The actor played Gopikrishnan, a tough police officer, in the movie which was an out-and-out action thriller. Vandematharam, which also had popular actor Arjun in the lead role; was a box office disaster.
The actor made his Tamil movie debut with popular Malayalam director K Madhu's Tamil venture Mounam Sammatham. The achieved stardom in the industry with Azhagan, directed by veteran director K Balachandar and Mani Ratnam's Thalapathi, in which he shared screen with superstar Rajnikanth.
It is the fourth directorial venture of Ram, who made a mark in the industry with his acclaimed movies. He is currently working on his upcoming movie Taramani, which will Andrea Jeremiah in the central role.
If things fall in place, the filming of the Mammootty starrer will start by the month of June. Director Ram himself pens the script for the movie. Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose the music. The title of the movie, rest of the cast & crew and further details of the movie are yet to be revealed.