Malayalam superstar Mammootty, who has recently completed the shooting of Love In Singapore, will start his next project Pattanathil Bhootham next week. The film's photo shoot by Jayaprakash Paiyanoor took place recently in Kochi. The film is directed by Johnny Antony of CID Moosa, Kochi Raajaavu and Thuruppugulaan fame.
As the name suggests, Pattanathil Bhootham will be a fantasy-filled adventure, aiming at kids who love Superman and Spiderman type fantasy comedy heroes. Mammootty plays the role of Jimmy, an adventurous bike rider who gets supernatural powers and uses them to fight injustice in society. Reports say that Mammootty will attempt some daredevil bike racing acts in this film.
Kavya Madhavan has appeared in six films with Mammootty, but never as his heroine. For the first time in her career, she is Mammootty's heroine in Pattanathil Bhootham, which will most probably will be her last film (since she is likely to marry in March 2009 and quit acting).
Also in the cast are Jagathy Sreekumar, Innocent, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Salim Kumar and others. Scripted by Sibi K. Thomas and Udayakrishnan, the film is produced by Benjamin under the banner of High Bright Movie Makers. Cinematography is by Sanjeev Shankar and art by Saloo K. George.
The film has plenty of graphics and special effects. In fact, its start in July was postponed to December because it needed a lot of set works and pre-production activities to be finished for its special effects. Pattanathil Bhootham is expected to hit theatres during Vishu in 2009.
After Pattanathil Bhootham, Johny Antony will team up with scriptwriter James Albert for another movie with 12 newcomers in lead roles. Planned for a Ramzan 2009 release, this movie is currently in the initial discussion stage.