Mamangam (2019 film)

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Mamangam Poster.jpg
Mamangam first look poster
Directed byM. Padmakumar
Produced byVenu Kunnappilly
Written bySajeev Pillai
Screenplay byAdapted screenplay and dialogues:
Shanker Ramakrishnan
Tarun Arora
Unni Mukundan
Prachi Tehlan
Anu Sithara
Music bySongs:
M. Jayachandran
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
CinematographyManoj Pillai
Edited byRaja Mohammad
Kavya Film Company
Distributed by
Release date
  • 12 December 2019 (2019-12-12)[1]
Budget60 crore[2]

Mamangam is an upcoming 2019 Indian Malayalam-language period action film directed by M. Padmakumar.[3] Sajeev Pillai was the director in the first schedule but was replaced by M. Padmakumar.[4] The film is about the Mamankam festival of the 18th century in the banks of the Bharathappuzha at Tirunavaya, in the Malabar region.[5][6] The film follows the story of Chaaverukal who plot to overthrow the Zamorin rulers. It stars Mammootty, Unni Mukundan and Prachi Tehlan.[7] The music is composed by M. Jayachandran.[8][9]

The film originally shot in Malayalam will be dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi and released simultaneously.[10][11][12] It is scheduled to be released world wide on 12 December 2019.[1]


It is based on medieval Mamankam festival celebrated during the 17th century on the banks of the Bharathappuzha, where warriors known as Chaaverukal plots against the Zamorin rulers to overthrow them.[13]




Mamangam was originally planned by director Sajeev Pillai who has written the script after 12 years of research, which is based on Mamankam festival that was celebrated during the 17th century, which feature Mammootty in the role of a warrior.[14] The makers got permission from Navodaya to reuse the title of their 1979 film.[14][15] According to sources from the production team, the budget of the film is 45 crore.[2] Even though, producer Venu Kunnapilly said in September 2019 that he prefers not to officially reveal the budget at the time.[16]

Neeraj Madhav and Dhruvan was roped in to play important roles. Later Dhruvan was replaced by Unni Mukundan who play Chandroth Paniker.[17] Prachi Tehlan, Anu Sithara and hindi film actress Pranchi Desai was roped in to play the female lead roles.[18][19] Achuthan who is trained Kalaripayattu was roped in to play Chandrathil Chanthunni Menon, a 15-year kid who is the youngest fighter in the history of Mamankam.[20] Kaniha, Iniya, Siddique, Sudev Nair, Suresh krishna and Manikkuttan were also roped in to play pivotal characters.[21][22][23] Tarun Arora made his Malayalam cinema debut with the film.[24] On 29 January 2019, it was confirmed that M. Padmakumar will replace Sajeev Pillai as the director.[25] The producer announced that Padmakumar will be assisted by some of the renowned technicians in completing the movie. Cinematographer Manoj Pillai replaced cinematographer Ganesh.[26][27]

The film showcases the martial art of Kalaripayattu[12] and the actors have undergone training for Kalaripayattu and horse riding.[28][29] The actors including Mammootty, Unni Mukundan and Manikuttan have undergone physical transformation for the film.[30][31][32][33] Sham Kaushal is the action choreographer.[34][35] Director Ram is supervising the dubbing of the Tamil version.[16] The visual effects for the film is done by Kamalakannan.[36]


Principal photography began in February 2018 at Mangalapuram and completed the first schedule in the same month.[37] After M. Padmakumar was roped in as the director in January 2019, the film shooting restarted from scratch.[38] The sets are created in an 18-acres of plot in Maradu where the old era is recreated and was erected by close to thousand labourers and cost around 5 crores.[22] The war sequence of the film were shot in 20 acre land in Nettoor, which was built by around 2000 workers and costing 10 crore was constructed with 10 tonnes of steel and 2000 cubic metre of wood. Big sets were erected.[39][40][41][31]

As of 10 May 2019, the film completed 80 days of the planned 120-day shoot.[42] The climax sequence was shot in over 40 days. During the final days of production in Nettoor, there were scenes that had nearly 3000 artistes, dozens of elephants and horses.[43][40] The film was completed in 4-5 schedules in different locations and on different sets.[44]


Soundtrack album by
Released19 October 2019
StudioMuzik Lounge, Chennai
Aravind Audio Garage, Mumbai
K7 Studios, Kochi
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLahari Music (Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu)
T-Series (Hindi)
M. Jayachandran chronology

The soundtrack was composed by M. Jayachandran,[45] while the film score is composed by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara.[46] Lahari Music acquired the soundtrack rights of the film in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, while the Hindi version was acquired by T-Series. The audio launch event for the film was held on 19 October 2019 at Kochi.[47]

Malayalam track-list
1."Mukkuthi"Rafeeq AhamedShreya Ghoshal4:10
Hindi track-list
1."Boondon Si"Manoj YadavShashaa Tirupati4:06
Tamil track-list
1."Mukkuthi"Pazhani BharathiMridula Warrier4:15
Telugu track-list
1."Mukkhera"BhuvanachandraMridula Warrier4:11


The film was scheduled for world wide release on 21 November 2019 but has been postponed to 12 December 2019.[48][1]


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