One of the most eagerly awaited upcoming Malayalam movies is the investigative drama Kannur Squad, which stars Mammootty. The movie was supposed to hit theaters on October 5, but the most recent sources indicate that Kannur Squad would instead open on September 28.
It was planned to release the movie’s teaser in August. Additionally, there were rumors that the teaser would be shown at the premiere of Mammootty’s son Dulquer Salmaan’s film King of Kotha, but that didn’t happen.
The other actors in Kannar Squad, in addition to Mammootty, are Shabareesh Varma, Rony David, Deepak Parambol, and Azeez Nedumangad. Mammootty portrays a police officer in the film who supervises a group of officers while they hunt down certain crooks. The movie’s posters give the impression that it will be an intense drama with an interesting plot.
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The shooting of Kannur Squad
For the first time in ten years, Mammootty is portraying a police inspector with a sub-inspector level or lower. The movie was filmed in Kerala and Maharashtra, with one of the locales being Mammootty’s alma mater, Maharajas College in Ernakulam.
Roby Varghese Raj, a former cinematographer who collaborated with Mammooty on movies like The Great Father, is the director of Kannur Squad. Muhammed Shafi and actor Rony David wrote the script for the Mammootty Kampany-financed film Kannur Squad. Muhammed Rahil, who is the director of photography, and Praveen Prabhakar, who is the editor, make up the technical team.
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Meanwhile, Mammootty’s future projects include Jeo Baby’s Kaathal – The Core and the video game thriller Bazooka. Bazooka, directed by Deeno Dennis, is marketed as a “stylish thriller.” The movie also stars Neeta Pillai, Babu Antony, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and Sumit Naval in addition to Mammootty.
Bramayugam, a horror movie directed by Rahul Sadasivan and starring Arjun Ashokan, Siddharth Bharathan, and Amalda Liz, is now in production, and Mammootty is working on it. The movie is funded by YNOT Studios, which has worked on movies including Vikram Vedha and Kadaseela Biriyani.