Anwar Rasheed debuted as a director with Mammootty starrer blockbuster movie Rajamanikyam. Anwar Rasheed, who was about to start Fahadh Faasil starrer Maniyarayile Jinnu, has postponed the project due to unknown reasons, and is planning for a Mammootty project. Amal Neerad, who proved his mettle as a cinematographer, made his directorial debut with Mammootty starrer Big B. If the reports are to be believed, Amal Neerad, who is currently busy with pre-production works of the upcoming Dulquer Salmaan movie, will direct Mammootty in his next project scripted by Unni R.
Director Anwar Rasheed is now enjoying a different role, that of a producer. His first production venture, ‘Bangalore Days’, written and directed by Anjali Menon, is running in packed houses receiving positive reviews from both critics and viewers alike.
Anwar Rasheed who enjoys being a producer will next produce ‘Premam’ to be directed by Alphonse Puthren. Alphonse Puthren’s debut movie ‘Neram’, a bilingual film in Malayalam and Tamil with Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim in the lead roles, was a commercial success.
‘Premam’ will have the same team of ‘Neram’ with Nivin Pauly as the hero. The heroine will be a new face. Reports say, the director of the romantic comedy film ‘Om Santhi Osana’, Jude Antony, will also act in ‘Premam’.
Seemingly unaffected by the debacle of his latest movie ‘Doubles’ with a debutante director, Megastar Mammootty is still on with his passion to promote new directors. The latest to join his list of introductions will be G Maarthandan, an associate to Shafi, Anwar rasheed and Lal.
G.Maarthandan will become an independent director with the new yet to be titled movie with Mammootty which will be scripted by Benny P Nayarambalam.The movie which will kick off its shoot by the early months of next year will be produced by Faisal Alappuzha in the banner of Achaappu films.
But before G Maarthandan will debut as an independent directors, freshers like Anoop Kannan, Pramod Payyannur and Prasad will have their first films with Mammootty, before Mollywood viewers.