There have been rumours doing the rounds in the filmi circles that scenarist Ranjith will take over the mantle as the director of the forthcoming Mammootty film, Malabar.
But it has been confirmed that it will be directed by G S Vijayan, based on Ranjith’s script, as per the original decision.
It is almost certain that the title Malabar will be changed. Mammootty, who is going through a tough phase with films one after the other failing to make an impression, is reportedly banking on Ranjith to give him a hit. Remember, it was
Ranjith who was instrumental in giving Pranchiyettan and the saint and Paleri Manikyam, which were crucial in Mammootty’s career during recent years.