Entertainment Mollywood 10 Sep 2019 Mamangam of blood, s ...

Mamangam of blood, sweat and despair

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 10, 2019, 12:49 am IST
Updated Sep 10, 2019, 12:49 am IST
Mamangam was a project that he gave his life and soul into: Sajeev Pillai.
Just as the film is making the right noises in the social domain, Sajeev has again taken to Facebook to write a lengthy post about the film and the associated crew who have used the portions he has shot for the film as publicity after badmouthing his work.
 Just as the film is making the right noises in the social domain, Sajeev has again taken to Facebook to write a lengthy post about the film and the associated crew who have used the portions he has shot for the film as publicity after badmouthing his work.

As big as the cast of Mammooty-starrer Mamangam is, equally big seem to be the problems the film is facing. Right after the first schedule, problems began for the film when  producer Venu Kunnapilly allegedly ousted director and scriptwriter Sajeev Pillai from the project over differences in opinion over the script and the budget.

Just as the film is making the right noises in the social domain, Sajeev has again taken to Facebook to write a lengthy post about the film and the associated crew who have used the portions he has shot for the film as publicity after badmouthing his work. He says that Mamangam was a project that he gave his life and soul into. After putting in immense effort and hard work on a project that consumed so much of his time, he was shunned without so much as a goodbye. He adds that it was not only he who was shown the door but a whole host of other gifted actors and technicians. He recalls the time when the 72 minutes he shot for the film was alleged to be “the worst footage of Malayalam cinema” and how art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, technicians and the editor were cruelly branded as below par.

 

A hurt Sajeev rages that when the makers had threatened to finish off his career at any cost and not to use any portion of what he had shot, without mentioning his name anywhere, then why were the stills he shot still being used for publicity? He questions if the makers had not found anybody suitable enough even after roping in famous names to better his ‘mediocre’ work?  In parting, he writes that the film may become a hit but asks if the whispers he hears of the script being bad need to be believed.

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