‘Nanapkal Nereth Mayakam’ popular at IFFK; ‘Arip’ is the best Malayalam film

Nanpakal Nerath Mayakkum, the first collaboration of Mammootty and Lijo Jose Pellissery, was selected as the popular film in competition category at the International Film Festival of Kerala. Netpac Award for Best Malayalam Film was directed by Mahesh Narayanan and starred Kunchacko Boban and Divya Prabha in lead roles. While Bolivian film ‘Uttam’ won the Suvarna Chakoram award for the best film.

‘Nanapkal Neerath Mayaka’ premiered at IFFK. The film received a good response from the audience and critics. The shooting of the film began on November 7 last year in Velankanni. The main location of the film was Palani. The entire film has been shot in Tamil Nadu.

Lijo and Mammootty’s first team-up film is produced by actor Mammootty himself under the new banner Mammootty Company and Lijo is co-produced by Amen Movie Math banner. s. The film is written by Harish. Earlier, Lijo’s own films like ‘Jallikat’ and ‘Churuli’ were directed by S.K. It was Harish himself.

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Earlier there was confusion regarding the release of the film. There was doubt whether the film would release theatrically or as a direct OTT release. But it is learned that this film will be released in theaters only. Mammootty’s company, which has produced ‘Nanapkal Nerath Mayakkum’, made an official announcement regarding the theatrical release of the film through a Facebook post. While the release date has not been announced, Mammootty’s company has announced that the film will hit the theaters soon.

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