Mammootty, the big M of Malayalam cinema, is
all set for a second innings in the Tamil cinema. He will play the
lead role in the upcoming movie Peranbu, directed by
National award winner Ram, the Thanga Meengal fame
As per the sources close to the project, Peranbu will
start rolling on January 6th, at Kodaikanal. Along with Mammootty,
a child artist named Sadhana will essay a pivotal role in the
movie. Anjali essays the female lead.
Reportedly, Mammootty is highly impressed with the script and
immediately agreed the film when Ram approached him. Yuvan Shankar
Raja composes the music. The rest of the star cast of the movie
will be revealed soon.
Mammootty made his Tamil movie debut with the popular crime
thriller Mounam Sammadham, directed by popular film-maker
K Madhu. He achieved stardom in the industry with Azhagan,
directed by veteran director K Balachandar.
He shared the screen with superstar Rajnikanth, in Mani Ratnam's
action drama Thalapathi. Mammootty last ventured
into Tamil industry in 2010, with T Aravind's
Vandematharam. The movie, which also had Arjun in the lead
role, was a flop.