The friendship between sreenivasan and Mammooty go long back to early malayalam films like ‘Vilkanund Swapnangal’ and ‘Mela’. When Sreenivasan came to madras long back he spent his early time with Mammooka. And that’s how the bond between the two legendary actors grew stronger over time. The usual hangout space for Malayalam film industry actors was a place called woodland hotel. Mohanlal was doing small roles at that time and moving on to villain roles. Mammooty predicted that there would be an competitive rival actor in the future for me. He told this to Sreenivasan then itself. And much like the prediction Mohanlal was indeed a tough rival for Mammooty. He also had a good insight about the co actors and newcomers of that time.