Megastar Mammootty has been lucky enough to play himself in many movies, in the past. Films like 'Lekshayude Maranam', 'Oru Flash Back' and 'Number 20 Madras Mail', featured him as Mammootty, the real superstar.
Recently he played a cameo as a filmi super star in 'Katha Parayumbol' which brought rave reviews to his short but powerful performance. After the stupendous success of 'Katha Parayumbol' which is being remade in many languages, Mammootty is once again appearing as himself in the new film by Bipin Prabhakar 'One Way Ticket'. It is a casting coup of sorts for writer Babu Janardanan and Bipin Prabhakar as Mammootty has agreed to do the film with Prithviraj playing the hero.
'One Way Ticket' is basically the story of crazy fans of superstars who go to any extent to promote their screen idols and their movies. They even sacrifice their own career trying to promote their favorite stars.
The story of the movie written by Babu Janardanan is set in Kondotty in Malappuram district, Mammootty's traditional stronghold. The plot of the film is envisaged in such a way that the film's narratives gets completed with the events between the release of a superstar film, to the hundred days celebration of the same movie at the same theater.
In the film, Prithviraj plays Kunjappu, a well educated youth who due to circumstances is forced to become a taxi jeep driver. He is the only hope of his family comprising of two unmarried sisters and his mother.
He is an ardent viewer of movies, a crazy fan of superstar Mammootty and the district president of Mammootty fans association! Kunjappau's fan activities very easily make him a clown before all his immediate family members. His uncle Beeran Haji, is even trying many ways to avoid marrying off his daughter Sahira to Kunjappu.
The movie is full of comedy, bringing to focus the tastes and activities of the youth in Malappuram like Kuri Kalyanam to Sevens football. It will also bring to focus Mammootty's love for football, his plans to popularize the game in the state and will look upon how his fans share the views and reviews about actor's interest in social sphere.
The second half of 'One Way Ticket' is planned as a racy thriller, as Mammootty comes to celebrate the 100 days run of his film in a Kondotty theatre, being celebrated as an event by his fans. The film will offer some messages for serious thinking and will feature scenes where the super star supports his fans who are more involved in social support activities than in the promotion of stardom. Mammootty even has got a song eulogizing his stardom in this movie, which also shows the many positive sides of fans associations.
Bhama, for the first time appears as Prithviraj's heroine in the film, which also has Thilakan, Jagathy, Jagadheesh, Sivaji Guruvayoor, Manianpillai Raju, Sadiq, Radhika and Tamil actor Sambath. Vipin Mohan will crank the camera while Gireesh Puthencheery and Kavya Madhavan pen the lyrics for the songs of the movie which are set to music by Raahul Raj. Renjan Abraham does the editing while Saalu K George is the art director.
The movie shot at Ottappalam, Kunnamkulam and Palghat will feature a lot of real life fans of the star in many scenes.
'One Way Ticket' produced by Thiruvangadan Entertainments is being distributed by Minerva and is scheduled to reach the theatres, this month.