Keerthy Suresh and Kalyani Priyadarshan to act in ‘Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham’

The Mohanlal starrer directed by Priyadarshan will see Keerthy making a comeback to Malayalam after years.
Keerthy Suresh and Kalyani Priyadarshan to act in ‘Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham’
Keerthy Suresh and Kalyani Priyadarshan to act in ‘Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham’
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Keerthy Suresh is making a comeback in Malayalam cinema, after four years, through a Priyadarshan film. It will also mark the debut of his daughter Kalyani in Malayalam. 

Both the actors will be seen in the Mohanlal starrer Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham, based on the true life of the legendary Kunjali Marakkar IV. 

Sources in the know say that Keerthy will be playing the female lead in Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham while Kalyani will be making a special appearance. 

Keerthy, daughter of actor Menaka Suresh, had made her acting debut through another Priyadarshan film Geethaanjali five years ago. That was another Mohanlal starrer, a spin-off of the film Manichithrathazhu, the actor reprising his famous character, Dr Sunny.  

After that, however, Keethy has been pretty busy with films in other South Indian languages, one of her most appreciated performances coming with the recent Tamil-Telugu bilingual Mahanati.  

Kalyani, born to Priyadarshan and actor Lissy, made her acting debut in Telugu with the film Hello last year.  

Besides Mohanlal, Keerthy Suresh and Kalyani Priyadarshan, Marakkar will also have Pranav Mohanlal playing the younger version of his dad. 

There have also been reports that Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty would be playing an important role in the film and this has been confirmed by the star himself in a film-related event recently. However, there is no clarity on the role he would be playing.  

The film will also feature Tollywood star Nagarjuna in a pivotal role and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal. Tamil star Prabhu has been signed up for the project. Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham will also have a Chinese character named Chinali, which is very important to the story, and the director will be roping a Chinese actor for it, we hear. 

It may be mentioned here that the title ‘Kunjali Marakkar’ was bestowed on naval chiefs during the 16th century and these naval chiefs fought valiantly against the Portuguese army. There were four Kunjali Marakkars during that era, of which the fourth is the most valiant and popular. The film is based on his life. 

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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