The magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is progressing at a good pace with the filmmakers busy with its prep work. The shooting of this historical drama will begin during the second week of December. National Award winning art director Sabu Cyril is busy erecting extravagant sets at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. A major portion of the filmâ€™s budget has been allotted for the sets, as the project demands it. While the shooting will begin in December this year, it will come to an end in mid 2019 after which the post production will begin. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is scheduled for release in 2020 as it will be requiring a lot of computer graphics to be included.
While Mohanlal will be playing the title role, the film will have his son Pranav making a cameo appearance. If reports are true, the youngster could be seen as the younger version of Marakkar. Further, Priyadarshanâ€™s daughter Kalyani, who made her acting debut in a Tollywood film, will be seen doing a role in the film and it will mark her debut in the Malayalam film industry.
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, which will be directed by Priyadarshan, also has Prabhu, Suneil Shetty, Manju Warrier, Arjun Sarja, Mukesh and Keerthy Suresh in pivotal roles. It is based on the true life of Kunjali Marakkar IV, who is most popular of the Marakkars. The film will be produced jointly by Antony Perumbavoor, Santhosh T. Kuruvilla and C.J. Roy under their respective banners in a budget costing Rs. 100 crores. On the music composer for the movie, we hear that the director is planning to rope in three different composers, whose names have not been revealed. Priyadarshan has reportedly done extensive research for this project, which makes it the most anticipated film.
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