Kalabhavan Mani is playing the role of a theatre owner and director in the upcoming comedy flick, Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam, scripted and directed by debutantes Shaiju and Shaji. Jayasurya plays the other lead. Also joining the cast are Bhama, Jagathy Salimkumar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Rajan P. Dev, Siddique and Anoop Chandran.
Mani will also be seen in Swarnam, starring him as a greedy man whose life changes after his visit to Sabarimala. Actress Praveena is paired opposite Mani in this film directed by Venugopan and produced by Soman Pallad.