Mammootty’s ‘Bramayugam’ is a horror thriller set in the dark ages of Kerala

Mammootty joins hands with young director Rahul Sadasivan whose previous movie 'Bhoothakaalam' won rave reviews.

BySouth First Desk

Published Aug 17, 2023 | 3:20 PM Updated Aug 17, 2023 | 3:20 PM

Mammootty with director Rahul Sadasivan

Mammootty’s new movie titled Bramayugam started rolling on Thursday, 17 August.

In this, the Malayalam superstar joined hands with young director Rahul Sadasivan whose previous flick Bhoothakaalam (2022) won rave reviews.

Bramayugam is touted to be a horror thriller. The pan-Indian film will be released in five languages — Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

Director Rahul already proved his excellence in the horror genre. His Bhoothakaalam is considered one of the finest horror films released in Malayalam in recent times.

Rooted in Kerala’s dark ages

Addressing the pooja function, Rahul Sivadas said, “I am overjoyed to be able to direct the legendary Mammookka (Mammootty), Bramayugam is a rooted story set in the dark ages (superstitions) of Kerala.”

He further added, “I am grateful to the producers for their support in stretching the boundaries of making this into an immersive film experience. I hope it will be a treat for Mammookka fans and genre fans all over the world.”

The film is scripted by Rahul Sadasivan himself.

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novelist TD Ramakrishnan is penning the dialogues.

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Y Not Studios’ maiden venture in Malayalam

Bramayugam is produced by Night Shift Studios and Y Not Studios. It is scheduled for an early 2024 release.

Mammootty Bramayugam is a horror movie

Mammootty’s ‘Bramayugam’ is a horror movie. (Supplied)

The movie marks the Malayalam debut of Y Not Studios which is based in Kollywood. Interestingly, the banner focuses exclusively on the “horror” genre.

According to S Sashikanth, who heads Y Not Studios, “This is an exciting opportunity for us to explore homegrown genre-specific films and take it to the world.”

Chakravarthy Ramachandra, another producer, chipped in: “We are honoured and thrilled to have the legendary Mammookka in our inaugural production. The unparalleled image of Mammookka is set to bring life to what is going to be a spectacular cinematic experience.”

Bramayugam also stars Arjun Ashokan, Sidharth Bharathan, and Amalda Liz in key roles.

Shehnad Jalal is the cinematographer. Jothish Shankar is the production designer.

Shafique Mohamed Ali is the editor and Christo Xavier is the music composer.

The shooting will be held in Kochi and Ottapalam.

Meanwhile, Mammootty has a slew of projects up for release in the near future — Kathal, Kannur Squad, and Bazooka.

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