Mammootty, the megastar of Mollywood, is reportedly all set to essay the lead role in senior filmmaker Sathyan Anthikad's next movie. The project is said to be an experimental film, which will have Mammootty in a different role.
Sathyan Anthikad last teamed up with Mammootty for Oral Mathram in 1997. Even though the duo remains very close friends; they haven't worked together for the past 18 years. He recently appreciated Mammootty for his work in Pathemari.
But in some interviews, Sathyan Anthikad has stated that it is difficult to direct Mammootty; as the star always craves for something new in his every film. But Sathyan, on the other hand, is not much willing to experiment with his films.
That is a quality which brings Sathyan Anthikad closer to the actors like Mohanlal and Jayaram. Unlike Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayaram are willing to do the usual formula films; which makes things easier for the director.
Sathyan Anthikad's Mammootty movies, including Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu, Artham, No.1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North etc were highly appreciated by the critics and successful at the box office.
Mammootty has recently wrapped up the shooting of AK Sajan's upcoming movie Puthiya Niyamam. The actor has some highly promising projects in his kitty; including Uday Ananthan's White and Nithin Renji Panicker's debut movie.