Malayalam Megastar Mammootty and Hollywood actor Ben Kinglsey will work together or a historical movie directed by Shuja Ali. The film is named The Companion.
The movie depicts the life o great Cheraman Perumal (which will be played by Mammootty) linked with the travelling experiences of Malik Bin Dinar (which will be portrayed by Ben Kinglsey. The story is based on the research works o M.H. Iliyard. The makers of the movie are intending to release in multiple languages including Malayalam, English, Arabic and Urdu.
Various locations such as Muscat, Kerala and U.A.E. will be used for the movie. The director Shujal Ali will team up with Anjumrajab Ali and Dr. Ashgar Vajath for the script work of the movie. Saed Asif will finance the movie under A.S.R. banner. Mammootty has already performed as Dr. Ambedkar or which the received the National award.
As for Ben Kingsley, he is already familiar to Indians as he is the one who breathed lie to the Mahatmah Gandhi himself. The estimated budget of the movie is around 100 crores and with two most talented actors in the cast, the movie is definitely worth this money.