Mammootty’s Bilal: director Amal Neerad locks script; A project soon to be launched?

Mammootty is currently in the signing process and has a huge list of exciting projects in their kitty. The Malayalam cinema megastar is currently rediscovering himself as an actor, with some very daring character and film choices. Meanwhile, he is also set to reprise his famous character Bilal John Kurissinkal from the much-loved movie Big B, in the upcoming second installment. The sequel, which is called Bilal, was announced in 2017 but has been delayed several times for various reasons.

Mammootty’s Bilal is back on track

According to the latest reports, Bilal is finally back on track. Recent updates suggest that Amal Neerad has finally locked down the starring script of Mammootty, which is unarguably one of the most anticipated upcoming projects in the Malayalam film industry. Reportedly, several writers joined at various times for Bilal, including Unni R, the writer of his Big B prequel. However, director Amal Neerad was unhappy with most versions of the script, which caused a long delay.

The cinematographer-turned-filmmaker is said to be very picky about the script and had decided not to go ahead with Bilal until he got the best version. Now Amal Neerad is said to be impressed with screenwriter Unni R being developed for the Mammootty star, and has locked him down for the project. If rumors are to be believed, Bilal will finally start riding in May 2023 and will be shot in various foreign locations including Poland. A massive update on the Mammootty star is expected to be released very soon.

Mammootty and Amal Neerad collaborations

Amal Neerad began his career as a cinematographer starring in 2004’s Mammootty Black. He then made his directorial debut with Big B, the neo-noir action thriller that starred the megastar, in 2009. The filmmaker then established himself as one of the most sought-after talents in Malayalam cinema, with films such as Anwar, Iyobinte Pusthakam and Varathan. Her latest release Bheeshma Parvam, which marked her second collaboration with Mammootty, emerged as a huge critical and commercial success.

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