- Mamangam was originally planned by director Sajeev Pillai who has written the script, which is based on Mamankam festival that was celebrated during the 17th century. The film features Mammootty in the role of a warrior. The makers got permission from Navodaya to reuse the title of their 1979 film.
- According to sources from the production team, as of January 2019, the budget of the film was ₹45 crore. In November 2019, producer Venu Kunnapilly revealed the final budget to be ₹55 crore.
- Neeraj Madhav and Dhruvan were hired for major roles. Later Dhruvan was replaced by Unni Mukundan who play Chandroth Paniker.
- Prachi Tehlan, Anu Sithara and Hindi film actress Pranchi Desai were hired for the female lead roles. Tarun Arora made his Malayalam cinema debut with the film.
- On 29 January 2019, it was confirmed that M. Padmakumar will replace Sajeev Pillai as the director. The producer announced that Padmakumar will be assisted by some of the renowned technicians in completing the movie. Cinematographer Manoj Pillai replaced cinematographer Ganesh.
- Principal photography began in February 2018 at Mangalapuram and completed the first schedule in the same month. After M. Padmakumar was hired as the director in January 2019, the film shooting restarted from scratch.
- The sets are created in an 18-acres of plot in Maradu where the old era is recreated and was erected by close to thousand labourers and cost around 5 crores.
- The war sequence of the film were shot in 20 acre land in Nettoor, which was built by around 2000 workers and costing 10 crore was constructed with 10 tonnes of steel and 2000 cubic metre of wood. Big sets were erected.
- As of 10 May 2019, the film completed 80 days of the planned 120-day shoot. The climax sequence was shot in over 40 days. During the final days of production in Nettoor, there were scenes that had nearly 3000 artistes, dozens of elephants and horses. The film was completed in 4-5 schedules in different locations and on different sets.
- The film was initially scheduled to be released worldwide on 21 November 2019 but has been postponed to 12 December 2019. Originally shot in Malayalam, it was dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.
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