Maamaankam is a period drama that is shaping up with a whopping budget. Touted to be the biggest and most expensive in the four decade career of Mamootty, the makers are trying to recreate the location looks of the Maamaankam period. The film had to go through various hitches right from its inception- tiff between director and producer, change in the star cast, change in the schedules due to heat wave. But the work is progressing at a brisk pace under director M Padmakumar and producer Venu. The makers are planning an elaborate set covering 18 acres for the last schedule. The shoot is interspersed between Ernakulam, Kannur, Ottapalam and Athirapilly.