The second teaser of Mammootty's upcoming film Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam has become the talk of the internet for depicting not just the acting prowess of the Malayalam film veteran, but also of Tamil acting legend Sivaji Ganesan. The teaser, which unfolds as a scene at a local bar, sees Mammootty masterfully enact Sivaji's popular dialogue from 1973 Tamil film Gauravam.
The teaser makes use of skillful lighting and the sound effects of a radio to convey the genius of Mammootty and in particular Sivaji, who played the dual roles of a barrister and his advocate nephew in the 1973 legal drama. As Mammootty finishes the monologue in a state of inebriation, he is met with an emotional round of applause from his drunken audience. The first teaser of the film, which was released earlier this year, had montages of humans and animals enjoying their sweet afternoon naps.
You can watch the second teaser here:
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakam is directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery and written by S Hareesh. The film also co-stars Asokan, Ramya Pandian, Thennavan, Prashanth Murali and Kainakary Thankaraj. This movie further marks the reunion of Mammootty and Asokan after 30 years, who were last seen together in the film Amaram in 1991. The film is produced by Mammooty under the banner Mammootty Kampany, in association with Amen Movie Monastery.