The film with Mohanlal in the lead will also feature the Nagarjuna, Paresh Rawal and Prabhu, besides having Pranav playing a cameo.

Suniel Shetty to act in Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham
Flix Mollywood Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:01

There have been reports that Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty would be playing an important role in the Malayalam film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, one of the most anticipated films by director Priyadarshan. This has been confirmed by the star himself in a film-related event recently. However, it is not clear about the role he would be playing.

Priyadarshan is busy building his team for the film which will see Mohanlal playing the title role as Marakkar IV. It is expected to go on the floors in November this year.

The star cast also includes the Tollywood star Nagarjuna in a pivotal role and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal. Tamil star Prabhu has been signed up for the project and it will feature Mohanlal’s son Pranav in a cameo role. Reports are that Pranav will be seen playing the younger version of Marakkar IV. Te film 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. It will have extensive sea warfare sequences which will be its highlight.

Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham will be produced jointly by Antony Perumbavoor, Santhosh T. Kuruvilla and C.J. Roy under their respective banners. Being a historical, extravagant sets need to be erected for the shooting, particularly for the sea warfare scenes and this will be handled by the National Award winning production designer Sabu Cyril. It may be mentioned here that the art director and Priyadarshan have worked together in over 40 films.

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