The Malayalam magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is progressing at a breakneck speed ever since it went on to the floors last month. The director had shot scenes involving Pranav Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad and now Mohanlal has joined the sets.
Recently, pics of Bollywood star Suneil Shetty from the sets of this film made its way online and have gone viral. The veteran actor looks every bit a warrior in it and film buffs just canâ€™t wait to know more about his role. It may be noted here that Suneil Shetty had associated with Priyadarshan for a few films earlier and therefore they share a good rapport.
Mohanlal will be playing the title role in the film, which also has Suneil Shetty, Manju Warrier, Arjun Sarja, Mukesh and Keerthy Suresh in pivotal roles. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is based on the true life of Kunjali Marakkar IV, who is the 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 on a budget costing Rs. 100 crores.
Reports are that the shooting of this magnum opus is planned to be completed by March or April this year and its post production will take around six months due to large amount of VFX involved. The Los Angeles-based Anibrain VFX and Creative Studio will be handling the VFX for this magnum opus. Incidentally, Anibrain in association with Framestore had won the Oscar award for Best Visual Effects for the film, Blade Runner 2049. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is set for release early next year.
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