Mammootty's Maamaankam directed by Sajeev Pillai, an associate of veteran director Adoor Gopalakrishnan, is a big budget movie that displays the historic Maamaankam festival as well as the up-throwing of Zamorins by the Chaaver groups. Mammootty will be playing a Chekavar and the actor had done extensive preparations to get into the skin of the character. The director himself had set aside many years for researching about the content. The makers have now officially proclaimed that the shoot will begin by Mid January. They have also revealed the extensive preparations being undertaken for the filming. The also captioned that the brave warriors will be coming soon to narrate the untold story of history.