Finally the release date of Mohanlal's most expected film Marakkar: Arabikdalinte Simham co-written and directed by Priyadarshan has been announced. Mohanlal has officially confirmed that the film will hit the screens on March 19, 2020. He tweeted," The wait is over! Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham to be released on the 19th March, 2020. #marakkar (sic)."
The film is currently in the post-production stage and Mohanlal has completed shooting for his portions of the upcoming magnum opus in 104 days. It was wrapped up in March 2019. The makers have planned a year-long post-production as the film requires extensive VFX. Sources say that Priyadarshan may rope in Alphonse Puthren to cut the trailer of this film. Interestingly, Priyadarshan had Alphonse Puthren do the trailer cut for Oppam earlier, which turned out to be a massive hit.
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is based on the true-life of Kunjali Marakkar IV. Set in the 16th century, it is based on the battle exploits of Kunjali Marakkars—the naval chieftains of the Zamorin of Calicut. The film will have extensive sea warfare. It may be noted here that Mohanlal will be seen playing the title role in this film and will have his son Pranav making a cameo appearance. It is a star-studded film with actors like Suniel Shetty, Arjun Sarja, Siddique, Prabhu Deva, Sudeep, Prabhu, Madhu, Manju Warrier, Paresh Rawal, Keerthy Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Pranav Mohanlal, Suhasini Maniratnam, Nedumudi Venu, Ashok Selvan and others in pivotal roles.
Made on a budget of Rs 100 crore, the film is produced jointly by Antony Perumbavoor, Santhosh T Kuruvilla and CJ Roy under their respective banners Aashirvad Cinemas, Confident Group and Moonshot Entertainment. The film’s technical crew includes cinematographer Tirru and editor MS Ayyappan Nair.
Recently, a sneak peek from Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham was showcased at the Aasheervadathode Lalettan event in Kochi.
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