Mammootty’s historic action-epic ‘Mamangam’ is currently in the final stages of shoot. The movie directed by M Padmakumar is eyeing for Pooja release in October. Made on a huge canvas, the movie has several big stars and non-Malayali actors. Prachi Tehlan, a Punjabi actress and former sportsperson, is playing the female lead in the movie.
In a recent interview to, Prachi divulged interesting details about her character and also shared her working experience in the movie. In ‘Mamangam’, she essays the role of Unni Maya, who is the female lead. For playing this character, the actress had to learn Mohiniyattam and also get basics in Malayalam pronunciation prior to shoot. The flexibility she acquired from training in sports must have helped her in performing the fight scenes. It is worth a mention that Prachi was the former captain of the Indian national Netball Team which represented the country in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In the interview, Prachi added that she had a great time working in ‘Mamangam’. She was full of praise for Mammootty, whom she calls caring and down to earth, despite being such a huge star. Mammootty reportedly plays the lead role of a fiery ‘Chaaver’ (warrior) in the movie. It is based on the religious festival, Mamangam, that took place every twelve years in a place called Thirunavaya, on the banks of the Bharatapuzha, for over 280 years. Sajeev Pillai had originally penned the script which was later adapted by Shankar Ramakrishnan.
Unni Mukundan, Kaniha, Anu Sithara, Ineya, Tarun Raj Arora, Prachi Tehlan, Sudev Nair, Suresh Krishna, Manikuttan, Siddique, Abu Salim, Sudheer Sukumaran and many others are also part of the cast. The technical crew comprises of State award-winning cinematographer Manoj Pillai, veteran music director M Jayachandran and art director Mohandas. Bollywood based composer Sanchit Balhara handles the background score.